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  • 12 Steps to Prepare for NaNoWriMo

    Person wearing a gold sweater and typing on a laptop | 12 Steps to Prepare for NaNoWriMo

    It’s that time of year again–it’s almost November! As we head into October and pre-NaNoWriMo season, you might be thinking about joining in on this year’s writing fun. (Or, if you’re reading this in spring or summer, you might be thinking about Camp NaNo!) NaNoWriMo can be fun, but it can also be a little…

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  • A Book Editor’s NaNoWriMo Experience

    With the new month here (I’m writing this in December 2019) and the end of NaNoWriMo, I wanted to write about my experience as a book editor and writing coach taking part in this popular writing challenge. My Fiction Writing Background Before we get started, I think it’s important that you know where I’m coming…

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  • Should You Participate in NaNoWriMo?

    In case you don’t already know NaNoWriMo stands for “National Novel Writing Month.” A bunch of writers all over the world take up the challenge of writing (at least) 50,000 words in the month of November.  It’s a lot of fun, and it’s a great way to build your author network and meet other writers.…

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  • Planning Your NaNoWriMo Project

    Happy October, writers! Can you believe it’s already autumn again? Actually, can you believe it’s almost time for NaNoWriMo again? Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about planning for NaNoWriMo, and it’s what I was planning during my recent writing retreat (which you can see more of on my instagram, @btleditorial). I love productivity, and…

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  • How to Work with a Critique Partner

    We all know the image: the solitary writer, toiling away on their novel, alone in their study or home office. But writing isn’t a solitary endeavor, and if you’re looking to improve your craft, working with a critique partner is a great way to do so. What is a critique partner? A critique partner (CP)…

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