Thursday, November 1, 2012

60 NaNoWriMo Writing Tips in a Single Post

NANOWRIMO, WRITER RESOURCES 60 NaNoWriMo Writing Tips in a Single Post By Jason Boog on November 1, 2012 3:42 PM Here's the link so you can click on the tips and read more. Sorry, but it wouldn't come up here. SM National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) launched today as writers around the globe try to write a 50,000-word novel draft in a single month. To help the GalleyCat readers taking this challenge, we will be offering one piece of NaNoWriMo advice every day this month. Last year, NaNoWriMo writers wrote a collective total of 3,073,176,540 words. The writing marathon has generated 90 published novels, according to the organizers. Our first tip is simple: follow our advice from the previous years! Since 2011, we have collected 60 pieces of advice for marathon writers. You can explore all those writing tips below–tune in tomorrow for some fresh advice. 30 National Novel Writing Month Tips from 2011 1. Write in the Cloud 2. ‘Don’t Finish.’ 3. Cliche Finder Stops Cliches Before They Start 4. Take the Fantasy Novelist’s Exam 5. Use a Name Generator 6. Seek Library Write-In Support 7. Consult Role Playing Game Plots 8. Best Pandora Stations for Writing 9. Use the Brainstormer App 10. Dictate Your Novel Draft 11. Use Foursquare for Inspiration 12. ‘Failure Instructs the Writer’ 13: Use the Online Graphical Dictionary 14. Write ‘TK’ for Missing Facts 15. ‘Everyone Has a Certain Amount of Bad Writing to Get Out of Their System’ 16. Use a Plot Diagram Tool 17. Test Your Characters 18. Use the Reverse Dictionary 19. Use Correct Writing Posture 20. Start a Writing Bible 21. ‘It’s Not a Sprint, It’s a Marathon’ 22. Use Your Smartphone for Novel Writing & Editing 23. Turn Your Computer Into a Typewriter 24. Use Write or Die for Motivation 25. Relax with a Literary Drink 26. Browse BibliOdyssey for Inspiration 27. World of Warcraft Procrastinator Support 28. Request a Free Book Cover 29. Lulu Titlescorer Tests Your Title 30. Share Your Final Sentence 30 National Novel Writing Month Tips from 2012 1. Read 30 Tips from Last Year 2. Use the Reference Desk 3. Type a Poem 4. Make a Mind Map 5. Reward Yourself 6. Seek Figment Support 7. Download Seven Free Writing eBooks 8. Get a Literary Butt-Kicking 9. Write What You DON’T Know 10. Fight a Word War 11. Write in the Same Place 12. Download the Free Writing Cheatsheet 13. “Obvious to you. Amazing to others.” 14. Listen to Spotify: NaNoWriMo Tip #14 15. Take the Random Cliche Test 16. Consult a Plot Doctor 17. Fix Your Computer Screen Color 18. Join the Typewriter Brigade 19. Fill Out a Character Chart 20. Meet Your Deadline with Kittens 21. Use the Symbolitron 22. Make a Spreadsheet 23. Explore the World with Globe Genie 24. Write with Your Neighbors 25. Try Communal World Building 26. Write by Hand 27. Adopt an Idea 28. Explore the Onomatopoeia Dictionary 29. Swap Your Novel 30. Keep Writing Every Day

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