Have you signed up to participate in National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo?
What is it, you ask? It’s an event where everyone is trying to write a whole book in one month–or at least 50,000 words. NaNoWriMo is a great way to learn to write fast, to get that story out on paper so that you have something to go back and edit. I wrote the book Replication for the 2007 NaNoWriMo, and it’s getting published this December! So you never know what might happen with a NaNo book.
You just never know.
My tips for getting through NaNoWriMo?
–Take a little time to plot out where you’re going. I like to write out a phrase for each planned chapter. That way if I get stuck, I can skip ahead to the next one.
–Don’t edit! Just write, write, write! You can edit later.
–Ignore writer’s block. Don’t worry if there are holes or if something doesn’t make sense. Just keep going. If you get stuck, skip ahead to another scene.
Want to give it a try? Click here to visit the NaNoWriMo’s Young Writers Program and start writing today.
If you do, come and friend me. My NaNo page is here: http://nanowrimo.org/en/participants/jwilliamsonwrites