National Novel Writing Month is here. Bring on the struggles of writing 50,000 words in 30 days.
Here are some resources to help you complete this writing goal.
1. National Novel Writing Month’s official website.
Nanowrimo.org is where you begin your quest. There you can sign up, track your progress, and read pep talks from famous authors.
2. Nathan Bransford’s blog.
Nathan Bransford is an author and ex-literary agent with a ton of knowledge on the writing process. A great place to start is his post “How to Write a Novel,” since it breaks a novel down into its major elements.
3. Mary Kole’s blog.
Mary Kole’s blog, KidLit, will help show you the problems in your writing that you never knew were there.
4. DIY MFA: Tools & Techniques for the Serious Writer
DIY MFA has a do-it-yourself approach to learning how to write, supported by its writing resources, which will help guide you through the process and strengthen your writing.
5. Laini Taylor’s blog.
Not For Robots is a series of posts that covers Taylor’s writing process, from brainstorming new ideas, slogging through an exploratory first draft, and revising your manuscript from top to bottom.
6. Rachelle Gardner’s blog.
Rachelle Gardner’s blog is a collection of sage advice and writing wisdom. Gardner also covers the tricky subject of “How Do You Know if Your Work is Any Good” by offering advice on training and trusting your gut, along with dealing with feedback from others.