What is NaNoWriMo?

What is NaNoWriMo?

NaNoWriMo might sound strange, but it's one of the largest writing events of the year. What is National Novel Writing Month? Find out everything you need to know about writing 50,000 words in November, including how to succeed at it!

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NaNoWriMo For Beginners: Write a Novel In 30 Days

NaNoWriMo For Beginners: Write a Novel In 30 Days

Are you taking on NaNoWriMo for the first time this November? Read our eight tips and tricks to find out what you can expect and how to prepare.

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NaNoWriMo: The Ultimate Guide

NaNoWriMo: The Ultimate Guide

Taking part in NaNoWriMo this year? Here's everything you need to know in one handy guide. Find out everything from how to get into the right mindset to how to avoid mid-November burnout.

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National Novel Writing Month Survival Guide

National Novel Writing Month Survival Guide

You've signed up for NaNoWriMo, but now you think 50,000 words in a month seems daunting. Here are seven pieces of advice for surviving National Novel Writing Month from NaNo veteran and volunteer Krystal N. Craiker.

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This Year, Don't Burn Out on NaNoWriMo

This Year, Don't Burn Out on NaNoWriMo

We're halfway through National Novel Writing Month! Here are some tips on making sure you finish.

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The NaNoWriMo Diaries

The NaNoWriMo Diaries

Have you ever wondered what it's really like to write a novel in thirty days? Join author Krystal N. Craiker on her journey through NaNoWriMo 2020.

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How to Stay Productive During NaNoWriMo

How to Stay Productive During NaNoWriMo

Are you gearing up to write a novel this November as part of NaNoWriMo? In this article, author Kathy Edens gives you her tips for staying productive when 50,000 words feel a million miles away. Follow these tips, and keep the words flowing.

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The NaNoWriMo Mindset: 15 Steps to Success

The NaNoWriMo Mindset: 15 Steps to Success

If you're taking on NaNoWriMo, you're probably doing something else full-time. Here's a game plan to help you complete the challenge.

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You've Completed NaNoWriMo: What Comes Next?

You've Completed NaNoWriMo: What Comes Next?

It’s time to burst your bubble. Sorry! The typical paperback novel is between 80,000 and 100,000 words long. Yes, you completed 50,000 words, and that’s an amazing achievement in 30 days. But 50,000 words does not a novel make. Here's what you need to know about life after NaNoWriMo...

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How to Create Great Writing Habits In a Month

How to Create Great Writing Habits In a Month

NaNoWriMo isn't all about that 50,000 word target. It's also about developing a writing habit that will continue way beyond November. Here's how to use NaNoWriMo to make writing a priority all year round.

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How to Write a 50,000 Word Novel in 30 Days

How to Write a 50,000 Word Novel in 30 Days

We know that many of you in our ProWritingAid community will be taking part in NaNoWriMo this year. That's why we hoested a Q&A with the Executive Director of the challenge, Grant Faulkner. Find out how to get as much out of NaNoWriMo as possible in the replay of this exclusive Q&A.

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4 Important Ways to Get Ready for NaNoWriMo

4 Important Ways to Get Ready for NaNoWriMo

***Are you ready for NaNoWriMo?*** It’s the question most asked this time of year, right before National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) that takes over the month of November every year. If this is your first time doing NaNoWriMo, don’t stress out too much about it. It’s a huge learning process where you’ll discover what’s most important for you to be able to produce content on a continual basis to move forward towards your end goal of 50,000 words in 30 days. The biggest lesson I’ve learned over the years is that it’s not so much about the end result. What you have at the end of 30 days will in no shape or form be a novel ready to print. Depending on your genre, novels can be 80,000 words and up. Just understand: you won’t be finished with it on November 30th.

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Why Where You Write Matters

Why Where You Write Matters

You'll learn a lot about yourself and your writing during NaNoWriMo. How you like to plan, how you organize yourself, the people you have around you; all of this is part of your writing environment, and that's what we're focusing on today.

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How to Succeed In NaNoWriMo Whether You're a Planner of Pants-er

How to Succeed In NaNoWriMo Whether You're a Planner of Pants-er

Whether you're a planner or a pants-er, you're in good company. For every successful novelist out there, there's a different way of approaching writing a novel - and they all think their's is the right way. Find out which bestselling authors plan their novels down to the chapter and which fly by the seat of their proverbial pants.

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Editing Your Manuscript After NaNoWriMo

Editing Your Manuscript After NaNoWriMo

You wrote a novel! Well done. Reaching the NaNoWriMo goal of 50,000 words in a month is an impressive feat. What's next? The technical writing edit. Find out what to look for in your writing while editing.

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