It’s almost November and you know what that means…
No- not Thanksgiving- NaNoWriMo! What does that mean, you might ask? It stands for National Novel Writing Month, and it is a crazy 30 days where writers all over the world try to write a 50,000 work draft in one month.
Just last week, I was in New Orleans with a bunch of amazing people, including Episode #33 Kate Newburg and Episode #39 Tasha Harrison, and it was too exciting not to record an episode together right there in our Air Bnb. We have all done NaNoWriMo numerous times and have worked out what made it successful for each of us (and in some cases, not so successful). If you have been curious about this crazy method of getting a draft done, this episode will take you through all the details, tips, tricks and tools we could think of to help you slam dunk your NaNoWriMo experience.
Thanks so much to Tasha and Kate for being brave and diving in with such enthusiasm. We all hope you have an amazing NaNoWriMo this year. Please let us know your tips and tricks in the comments below, or just share how your NaNoWriMo is coming along. We’re rooting for you!
Discussed in Episode 74 with Kate Newburg + Tasha Harrison:
- Tales from the tranches of past NaNoWriMos
- Setting word goals
- How NaNo ATL took over an Ikea
- Reasons to do NaNoWriMo
- How to take the pressure off when you’re writing 1,667 words a day
- To outline or not to outline?
- What you can gain from this experience
- What NOT to do during NaNoWriMo
- Tools you might want to use during NaNoWriMo:
- Planning tools:
- Recommended reading: