Preparing for NaNoWriMo: How to Get Your Head In The Game

Preparing for NaNoWriMo: How to Get Your Head In The Game

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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The Drafts Your Novel Needs (and Why You Probably Won't Use a Single Word of Your First Draft!)

The Drafts Your Novel Needs (and Why You Probably Won't Use a Single Word of Your First Draft!)

Are you drowning in drafts? In this article, find out how to assign an objective to each draft, how to prepare for that draft and the techniques to use when actually writing it. Read this guide to making each draft count, with projected timescales and a bullet point summary of each stage.

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A Veteran's Guide to Surviving NaNoWriMo

A Veteran's Guide to Surviving NaNoWriMo

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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How to Self-Edit Your Manuscript Like a Pro

How to Self-Edit Your Manuscript Like a Pro

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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Famous Planners and Pansters We'll Be Inspired By This NaNoWriMo

Famous Planners and Pansters We'll Be Inspired By This NaNoWriMo

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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How to Triumph at NaNoWriMo This Year

How to Triumph at NaNoWriMo This Year

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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How to Establish the Perfect NaNoWriMo Writing Environment

How to Establish the Perfect NaNoWriMo Writing Environment

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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Getting Through the Midpoint of NaNoWriMo

Getting Through the Midpoint of NaNoWriMo

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

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How to Win at NaNoWriMo: Stay Productive and Write Your Novel

How to Win at NaNoWriMo: Stay Productive and Write Your Novel

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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Webinar Replay: Preparing For NaNoWriMo: A Q&A With the Executive Director, Grant Faulkner

Webinar Replay: Preparing For NaNoWriMo: A Q&A With the Executive Director, Grant Faulkner

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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How to Get Through NaNoWriMo: 8 Tips for Beginners

How to Get Through NaNoWriMo: 8 Tips for Beginners

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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The Best Free Novel-Writing Software

The Best Free Novel-Writing Software

If you think a fancy novel-writing app costs too much money, you're in luck. We've got four awesome programs for authors that are totally free!

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The Rebel Author Podcast: How to Edit Your Own Writing with ProWritingAid

The Rebel Author Podcast: How to Edit Your Own Writing with ProWritingAid

Editing is integral to good writing. A good self-edit can take your book from good to great, so it's really worth doing. If you're wondering how to make the editing process go as smoothly as possible, you won't want to miss this episode of The Rebel Author Podcast with ProWritingAid!

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Beat Writers Block and Write Your Novel With This Novel Writing Roadmap

Beat Writers Block and Write Your Novel With This Novel Writing Roadmap

Writing a novel is a long, hard slog, but following this roadmap will help you to avoid wasted time staring at blank screens, going down blind alleys and writing dozens of scenes that have no place in the final novel. Get started today!

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How to Build a World For Your Story

How to Build a World For Your Story

Your characters need a place for the story to unfold. It can’t happen in limbo. Even if the world looks like your own, it’s still essential to build it for your reader. Here are our tips for getting started with world-building.

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