Tag Archives: NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMoNoShaveNo

Mashups are a popular thing, right? Wait, let me try that again. Has this ever happened to you? You: Hey, I want to participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), but I also want to participate in No Shave November … Continue reading

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Are There Too Many Books Out There?

Writers, for me, are philosophers. And anthropologists. They search for meaning, and they observe and report. Writers are smart. They have to be in order to survive, in order to create something worth surviving. But quite frankly, there’s a lot … Continue reading

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Should You Take Writing Breaks During NaNoWriMo?

No. That’s the end of my post. Oh, I have to write more? Alright. I guess I can expand upon this answer. Yes and no. It’s dangerous to take breaks once you’ve established a set, habitual writing time. But you … Continue reading

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To Junk Food or Not To Junk Food: The NaNoWriMo Question

Time is a precious commodity for all of us, but when NaNoWriMo rolls around, those of us participating are faced with a time budgeting issue. This time issue can affect us in many ways, and one of the most profound … Continue reading

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Kindle Tablet Writing for NaNoWriMo

Right now I’m on my new Kindle Fire tablet, using the Swype keyboard to write this post. The purpose of this post is to see how viable a device such as this is for writers who don’t want to lug … Continue reading

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Why NaNoWriMo?

NaNoWriMo has gained a plethora of participants. Hundreds of thousands, in fact. A quick look around Twitter, typing in keywords like #NaNoWriMo2014 or #amwriting will pull up a ton of tweets from writers updating their followers with their word counts, … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: Writing A Novel In Thirty Days

It’s that time of year again—NaNoWriMo is around the corner. For those of you who don’t know, NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, is a national commitment for anyone who’s ever thought “I want to write a novel” to, well, … Continue reading

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Prewriting Characters

Alas, my friends, I’m here to admit that I was wrong (gasp!), which is probably something my boyfriend would be shocked to hear me say—so let’s not tell him. Last November, all of the contributors at The Poetics Project decided … Continue reading

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Goodbye NaNoWriMo, We’ll See You Again Next Year

Hey readers, It’s no longer November. I don’t know if you noticed that, but I thought I’d announce that here on the blog. What does that mean? It means that NaNoWriMo is over. Here’s our writer’s statuses on our novel … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo, Update 2, or I Have One Paragraph

Well, so, yeah. I’m not doing so great at this. I can give a lot of reasons – school, midterms, holidays, sleep, but what it all comes down to is time and my willingness to commit to making time for … Continue reading

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