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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. 183 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.'” 254 more words


#A30/31/50k - Novelist Affidavit - And 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.  461 more words


2014 NaNoWriMo "Everything is Jake" Plan

NaNoWriMo founder, Chris Baty, said about the very first NaNoWriMo in 1999 “We had taken the cloistered, agonized novel-writing process and transformed it into something that was half literary marathon and half block party.” (No Plot? 398 more words


Here is a lovely NaNoWriMo quote because it is only October 9th and I’m too freaking excited for November.

“There’s an old folk saying that goes: whenever you delete a sentence from your NaNoWriMo novel, a NaNoWriMo angel loses its wings and plummets, screaming, to the ground.

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Beating the Inner Perfectionist into Submission

Anne Lamott wrote in Bird by Bird,

“Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life, and it is the main obstacle between you and a shitty first draft….Perfectionism is a mean, frozen form of idealism, while messes are the artist’s true friend. 387 more words


National Novel Writing Month

November is a great month. It’s fall, the leaves are changing colors, bonfires will conveniently blow in whatever direction you’re sitting, and it’s socially acceptable to wear a hoodie almost everyday (just not the same one). 217 more words