7 Things You Can Write Before NaNoWriMo

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It’s tempting to write before NaNoWriMo, especially if you’re really excited about your next novel. However, writing your novel before November is against the rules—that is, if you want to win the National Novel Writing Month challenge.

Luckily, there’s plenty that you can write before NaNoWriMo begins. You can’t write your novel just yet, but you can write about your novel. Focus on finessing the plot, characters and setting of your story now so that you write with confidence during National Novel Writing Month.

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Is Camp NaNoWriMo Right For You?

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NaNoWriMo gets all the press and Twitter love. But what about Camp NaNoWriMo?

You don’t have to be an accomplished writer to join Camp NaNoWriMo. You don’t even have to like camping to participate. If you want to write and reach a goal by the end of the month, then this writing challenge could be right for you.

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Summer Writing Camps for Adults: 2019 Edition

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For years, I wondered why only kids get the chance to run away from all their problems and express their creativity through the ritual we call summer writing camp. This is something adults want too!

Thanks to you, I know I’m not alone. I wrote this blog post last year to see if it was only me that wanted a seasonal escape. Turns out, hundreds of you also want to spend a week of your summer somewhere full of adventure where your creative writing can run wild.

So the tradition of this list continues.

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My NaNoWriMo: Round 6, Week 4

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We’ve reached the final stretch! After a week of holiday meals and family gatherings, the odds were stacked against me to stay on track with my National Novel Writing Month daily and weekly goals.

So, how did I do? Read my progress report below!


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My NaNoWriMo: Round 6, Week 3

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Week 3 of National Novel Writing Month should feel like I’m closer to the end, but there’s still two weeks left! This week, I returned back to my normal routine but life kept throwing curveballs in between my creative writing sessions.

Here’s what I have been up to this week on My NaNoWriMo journey.


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My NaNoWriMo: Round 6, Week 2

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Week 2 of National Novel Writing Month—and it already feels like an entire month! This week, I’ve written thousands of words, discovered a writing strategy to keep me on track and am surprised by how well this story is shaping (even though several rounds of edits are in my future).

So, what have I been up to this week when it comes to My NaNoWriMo?


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My Camp NaNoWriMo: Week One

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I swear I’m doing it this time! Several times I’ve said in my blog posts that I’d take on Camp NaNoWriMo but I fall short. I even signed up last April with a project and cabin—but didn’t write one word.

That’s going to change.

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