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Oct
31

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 31

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 31 Day 31: What’s your post-NaNoWriMo plan? Writing habits. Let’s assume that you can get through the next thirty days in once piece and make it to the finish line. When you finish, what is the next step for the manuscript? First things first, you should continue writing until you finish. Seriously. Do you think you’ll be able to continue at the same pace? If not, what adjustments do you plan to...
Oct
28

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 28

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 28 Day 28: What are your NaNoWriMo contingency plans? Writing habits. Life happens. We all know this. But do you know how you’ll cope with life happening during NaNoWriMo so you don’t end up regretting anything? Some days the writing comes more slowly than others. Other days an emergency arises at work or home. Or perhaps you know in advance you’re not going to be able to write one day. Suddenly,...
Oct
25

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 25

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 25 Day 25: What do you fear most about your writing or NaNoWriMo? Writing habits. In the spirit of Halloween coming later this week, here’s another prompt related to fears! You might or might not believe in writer’s block. Perhaps you’ve been experiencing it up until now, and you’re hoping that NaNoWriMo will give you a chance to get out of your creative rut and get back in stride....
Oct
23

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 23

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 23 Day 23: When will you write? Writing habits. If you don’t already have a daily writing practice, you’re about to create one during NaNo, and you’ll be better off if you can figure out your daily routine before the real meat of the writing starts. Over the next week, keep track of your schedule hour by hour, half-hour by half-hour if you have to. When are you faffing about on your phone or...
Oct
21

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 21

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 21 Day 21: Problem areas: what gets you tripped up when you write? Writing habits. Your protagonist isn’t the only one who has character traits or things that get in the way of their goals. Look back at your previous writing projects and take stock. Where and why did you fail in the past? Is the hardest part for you getting started? Sticking with it? Moving on to the next shiny thing before you finish...

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