nanowrimo and beyond

  • How I Wrote My Novel in Less Than 3 Months

    Is it possible to draft a 100,000-word fantasy novel in less than three months? Short answer: yes, it’s totally possible! In my last blog post, I talked about how I wrote over 50,000 words for NaNoWriMo in November 2019. I’ve never won NaNoWriMo before, and this is the first novel-length draft I’ve finished for myself…

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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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