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31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 19

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 19 Day 19: Will you have any writing buddies? Writing habits. Writing is a solitary activity, but it doesn’t always have to be. There are many places you can find camaraderie on the author’s road. You might try bringing up NaNoWriMo at work, or hanging a poster in your cube to track writing progress. The official NaNoWriMo website is a great place to see what’s happening in your local...

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 17

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 17 Day 17: What writing resources are you using? Writing habits. You’ve started considering what your protagonist will be drawing on to help them achieve their goals, but what are you bringing to this challenge? Where have you succeeded in the past, and what do you want to work to get better at during your month-long journey? There are literally a ton of writing reference books out there written to...

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 15

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 15 Day 15: What will you listen to while you’re writing? Writing habits. We’re almost halfway there! Now for something a little bit easier and more fun for today’s prompt. A lot of writers use soundtracks to get them in the writing mood and inspired to write a particular scene or character. You can even use a specific track to signal to your brain that it’s time to start writing (use...

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 11

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 11 Day 11: Where will you write? Writing habits. So you’ve figured out where your story takes place. Where will your NaNo journey take place? Where will you be able to minimize distractions, travel to no matter the weather, and do so without blowing your budget on lattes? Related to this question is when will you write, and on what platform: do you want to write by hand, use basic word processing...

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 7

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 7 Day 7: How will you keep track of your work? Writing habits. Let’s take a step back from your story and protagonist. How will you measure whether you get what you want—a NaNoWriMo win—this November? If you sign up for an account with NaNoWriMo.org, you’ll gain access to their word count tracker as well as some nifty widgets to put on your website or in your forum signature. But perhaps you...

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