Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Resources for #NaNoWriMo

Hey there! National Novel Writing Month (known to some people as "November") is coming up right quick. In fact, it starts in T-minus 3 days. Are you ready?

Well, here are some links I've been rounding up this week to inspire, and hopefully help you prepare for what lies ahead. Some of it is about time management, some's about silencing your inner critic, and some is on writing craft in general. I've found all of them useful.

What I Learned From Writing My First Novel - Great tips about how to write your first novel (really, these apply to ALL novels!) to keep in mind as you begin.

Be Specific in Your Writing - Some fantastic insight from Chrys Fey on how to make your writing really sing.

An Editor Says You Shouldn't Edit During NaNoWriMo - Some super spot-on reasons why not to edit your work during NaNoWriMo by editor Liz Bureman.

How I Wrote 3 Novels in 2013 - Eddy Rivas has tips for how to power through your novel while still keeping a handle on your story.

And though this is a plug for my own blog, here's some stuff to consider both as you write, and after November ends—it's okay to write a really bare bones draft, because you'll be editing it afterwards anyway!

The Zero Draft

All right, that's all for now. Let me know in the comments if you have any other great NaNo links to add!

Read more of Kiersi's writing advice on her blog, The Prolific Novelista, or follow her on Twitter at @kiersi.


  1. No NaNo for me. I have quite a few books to edit in November. Good luck to all who are participating though.

  2. Some really helpful links! Thank you!

  3. Thanks for the links! The last time I did NaNo I wasn't connected much to social media and did it without a clue. I finished, but didn't have much of an idea of what I was doing during the process or after. This year, helpful tools like this are going to be my go to :)