NaNoWriMo Starts In a Week – Are You Ready?

Less than a Week to Go!

Posted by Alex Hawker on October 26, 2020

Less than a Week to Go!

Get ready to write.

NaNoWriMo stands for the National Novel Writing Month. The challenge is to write 50,000 words (about a novels length) in 30 days. Each year hundreds of thousands of writers participate.

Recently, on the NaNoWriMo blog, author Yvonne Ventresca said “If you can, create a dedicated writing space where you work, or if you need to move around, keep all your supplies in a tote bag or box. Once you’re in that writing space, consider developing a routine that signals to your brain that it’s time to create.”

You may have signed up to Write Every Day for the purpose of participating in NaNoWriMo.

Here are some tips to help you in the challenge based on Yvonne’s advice:

  1. Dedicated Writing Space. Wherever you like to write, the Write Every Day site is available. Do you like to write on a phone or tablet? Maybe in a coffee shop, office or hammock? No problem. Sign in a type from anywhere. There’s also an app available!
  2. Routine. Write Every Day provides a clean, customizable space where you can set your own daily goals and remove distractions.
  3. Time to Create. Sometimes, when starting at the blank screen we can suffer from writer’s block. Take advantage of the hundreds of built in writing prompts.

Your Work is Saved. Sleep well and concentrate on your plot and characters. There is no risk your words will be lost. Everything is autosaved as you type it. Even if your internet goes out, no problem! As soon as it’s back on, your work is uploaded automatically.

Login here (I would suggest bookmarking this link!):

For more information about how to take full advantage of the Write Every Day website, I wrote a detailed blog post here.

Good luck and have fun! I’ll see you on the inside!