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NaNoWriMo: T –8 Days ~~~~~ The Most Awesome Catalyst Ever Unleashed


This catalyst,  this secret weapon is the heart, the essence of NaNoWriMo’s motivational success. Though essential to NaNoWriMo, this tool can, without doubt, be brought to bear on other areas of one’s life. 754 more words


NaNoWriMo: Frame of Mind

Do you know what would inspire me to do NaNoWriMo this year? A typewriter. (If I had one!) A typewriter is a novelty, and out of a novelty comes a novel. 683 more words


National Novel Writing Month 2014

In about a week, November 1st will begin National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). For those who don’t know about NaNoWriMo, the goal is to write 50,000 words in the span of the 30 days from November 1st to November 30th. 355 more words


NaNoWriMo: T –10 Days ~~~~~ A Creation Story

Here, in very severely abridged form, is the NaNoWriMo creation story.  (So much to read, so little time. Right?)

“The year was 1999, and I was working as a writer in the San Francisco Bay Area, drinking way too much coffee and watching the dot-com boom rewrite the rules of life around me. 200 more words


NaNoWriMo: T –11 Days ~~~~~Four Wisdoms

Here are excerpts from Baty’s four wisdoms gained that first year of NaNoWriMo.

1. Enlightenment is Overrated – “…I had high hopes of delaying any novel writing attempts until I was older and wiser, and had achieved a state of complete literary enlightenment. 193 more words


NaNoWriMo: T -12 Days ~~~~~ Speeding Toward the Starting Gate

Chris Baty tells us in “No Plot? No Problem!” (pg. 10) “Writer and championship figure skater Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, ‘In skating over thin ice, our safety is in our speed.'” 264 more words


NaNoWriMo: T -13 Days~~~~ Noveling Affidavit & Thoughts on Authors

The third week of October is nigh and my thoughts have turned to that annual November endeavor. No, I’m not talking about No Shave November; I am referring to National Novel Writing Month, otherwise affectionately known as NaNoWriMo.  476 more words