As a part of my mini prep I searched for some tips. Can’t go blind in the battle. Unless you are that blind warrior from Netflix’s Marco Polo series. He was pretty awesome.
From all the tips I could find I picked out ones that spoke to me. Since I’m doing this for the first time, I have no tips of my own. Actually I have one. Just do it (thanks Nike).
Feast your eyes on the tips that speak:
- – Find a story you absolutely love.
- – Come up with strong characters.
- – Write a single-sentence story concept before you start.
- – Research and “build the world” of your novel.
- – Let your characters determine the story.
- – Try writing in several shorter “sprints” per day. All you need is a few 15-minute bursts of writing each day.
- – Give yourself permission to be imperfect.
- – Trust your characters, even when they wander.
- – The point of writing 50k words in a month is not the number; it’s about the process, the discipline, and connecting with your ability to converse in prose.
- – Remember: you’re not writing a novel, you’re drafting one.
- – Stop writing mid-sentence.
- – Write like a child.
- – Use talk-to-text.
- – Write every single day.
- – Don’t stop to edit.
- – Know your “golden hours”.
- – Plan to make sense.
- – Work ahead.The trick is getting extra words in the bank early.
- – Know your why!
- – Take Breaks (and Try Exercise).
- – Try to plan beforehand—but don’t stress about it.
- – Make writing for NaNoWriMo part of your routine.
Aha, I have one more of my own. Don’t eat foods that cloud your mind.
There you go. Thank you who wrote these tips. I will honor them by trying to apply them. November will be great. I can feel it.