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!
This month we look at The Novel Factory, a writing app that will appeal to all the planners out there. The app walks you through 16 highly-detailed steps that include defining your basic premise, setting out your plot points, fleshing out your characters, building your world, generating scenes, weaving your plot details together, and so much more. It even takes you through the submission process. What makes this program so incredibly useful is that you learn about the process of writing a novel as you go.
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.
What comes after your NaNoWriMo draft is complete? The copyedit. If you dread this stage, you're not alone. Grant Faulkner, founder of NaNoWriMo, and Hayley Milliman, ProWritingAid's Head of Learning are here to help in this replay of a live webcast.
We know that ProWritingAid users like a bit of writing technology, so this month we begin a new series that looks at some of the best writing platforms out there. With so many options, and more being developed every day, how do you know which one is right for you. We sent one of our favourite freelancers, Kathy Edens, out to give them all a test run and report back. This month, she looks at Ulysses.
Now that NaNoWriMo is over and you've taken a well-deserved break, it's time to edit. Find out how ProWritingAid can make your self-editing life easier from this new video, in partnership with Campfire Technology.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We're halfway through National Novel Writing Month! Here are some tips on making sure you finish.
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