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How to Celebrate Winning NaNoWriMo! (And How to Anti-Celebrate Losing)

By Melissa AlbertDecember 4, 2013
Hey, everybody! Who won NaNoWriMo? (Bunches of hands go up. Mine stays down, shoved into a box of Sno-Caps.) Your suspicions are correct.... More  →
How to Celebrate Winning NaNoWriMo! (And How to Anti-Celebrate Losing)

Know Your NaNoWriMo Characters: Advice From a Published Author

By Kathryn_WilliamsNovember 22, 2013
We're two-thirds of the way through NaNoWriMo, and I could write a rousing second-period pep talk about being aaaalmost there... More  →
Know Your NaNoWriMo Characters: Advice From a Published Author

Sick of Your NaNoWriMo Novel? Don't Despair, Transform It!

By Melissa AlbertNovember 20, 2013
Sparklers, I have a confession. I am bored of my NaNo novel. Because I suspect it is actually very terrible. While it's easy in the... More  →
Sick of Your NaNoWriMo Novel? Don't Despair, Transform It!

What to Do if NaNoWriMo is Killing Your Soul

By ElodieNovember 19, 2013
So, NaNoWriMo is killing your soul. That’s perfectly natural—expected, even! Plot holes are appearing out of nowhere, and your characters are copping... More  →
What to Do if NaNoWriMo is Killing Your Soul

How to Sit Out NaNoWriMo

By AddisonNovember 14, 2013

So, you've decided that you are going to sit out the month-long pressure cooker that is NaNoWriMo. YOUR STORY WILL

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How to Sit Out NaNoWriMo

Music for All Your NaNoWriMo Needs

By ElodieNovember 13, 2013
What every aspiring writer needs—aside from constant snacks, caffeine, a warm blanket, your special writing pants, a cat within reach, motivation, and... More  →
Music for All Your NaNoWriMo Needs

NaNoWriMo and the Art of the First Draft

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 12, 2013
Greetings, NaNoWriMo authors-to-be, and welcome to your partway peptalk! We're nearly halfway through November, which means that if things are going well,... More  →
NaNoWriMo and the Art of the First Draft

How to Deal If You're Already So Over Your NaNoWriMo Novel

By Melissa AlbertNovember 8, 2013
You've been living with your novel for a week now. It doesn't sound that long, but it's enough to know whether you... More  →
How to Deal If You're Already So Over Your NaNoWriMo Novel

NaNoWriMo and the Lure of the Half-Blank Page

By Kathryn_WilliamsNovember 6, 2013
Whelp, here we go again. NaNoWriMo time. The Internet has not yet figured out a way to imbue the written word with... More  →
NaNoWriMo and the Lure of the Half-Blank Page

National Novel Writing Month Starts TODAY!

By Melissa AlbertNovember 1, 2013
"It was a dark and stormy night. 'Pass the potato chips,' Angela said in an ominous voice, winking sadly. Suddenly,... More  →
National Novel Writing Month Starts TODAY!