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I have participated in NaNoWriMo twice and each time I get a lot of questions about what it is, how it works, and my experience with it. 813 more words


Post NaNoWriMo 12/1 Final Words

“Dear Novelist,
     It is my pleasure to inform you that you have officially kicked ass this month.
~Chris Baty

…Your willingness to go out on a creative limb, to stand  up and reach for an impossible goal, is an inspiring example to all of us. 318 more words


NaNoWriMo 11/30 NaNoWriMo Winners on "The End"

“There’s a lot of giggling to yourself, partially because by this point you’ve become slightly mad, but I think also because you’re free to really take yourself less seriously.” 226 more words


NaNoWriMo 11/29 The World Needs Your Novel

“The world needs your novel.”

“You have a book in you that only you can write. Your story matters. The world will be richer for you seeing the crazy creative escapade through to 50,000 words.” 7 more words


NaNoWriMo 11/28 Well, What Did You Expect???

“Make no mistake, you will be writing a lot of crap.”

“The first step in writing a good book:  giving yourself permission to write a bad book.” 43 more words


NaNoWriMo 11/26 Can I Give Up Now?

Absolutely NOT!

In an interview Baty says:

Don’t walk away from it now.
     “If you’re thinking of giving up now because your book is an irredeemable piece of crap,” Baty warns, “know that every writer you admire has stood in the same spot you are now, struggling with self-doubt and the sinking feeling that their book is a total disaster.” 162 more words


NaNoWriMo 11/25 Batyisms

The words of our Trailblazer

Above my desk there hangs a NaNoWriMo poster that features the words of Chris Baty. Here are a few of those words, in no particular order. 190 more words