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
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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
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
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
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