20 October 2013 ~ 2 Comments

NaNoWriMo 2013

If it’s October that means that it’s time for the annual NaNoWriMo post. In a nutshell, here is my approach to the event that consumes the writing community for the wacky month of November: Don’t do it. To recap: in 2009, I wrote a post entitled, Writing a Novel? Don’t Do NaNoWriMo. Writing requires steady, […]

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10 November 2012 ~ 2 Comments

NaNoWriMo one more time

I wasn’t going to mention NaNo this year. I swear. But TIME started it, by referencing my No No NaNoWriMo sentiments of previous years, so I guess you can blame the mainstream media. NaNoWriMo: Is National Novel Writing Month a Literary Threat or Menace? I’m not the only one who views NaNo with trepidation or […]

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14 October 2009 ~ 26 Comments

Writing a novel? Don’t do NanoWriMo

November is coming and that means NanoWriMo is closing in fast. If you are interested in writing a novel and have never tried, you probably think NaNoWriMo is just the ticket to give you the jumpstart you need. Don’t do it. Writing requires steady, consistent effort. Blasting through a novel at over 1000 words a […]

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