Category Archives: NaNoWriMo

So I did NaNoWriMo this year — was it worth it?

Every November, I debate whether or not to participate in NaNoWriMo. Most years, I end up doing it, but I try to only do NaNoWriMo if I have a project that would benefit from its word-count driven format. I skipped … Continue reading

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One week in… tips for finishing NaNoWriMo from Boston Writers

No, sadly, not this BostonWriters. The Seven-Year-Old and I are too busy writing The Chronicles of Ebenezer to use our words on tips. But in this article from, you’ll find all kinds of thoughts on how to make NaNoWriMo an effective and impactful … Continue reading

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It’s that time again…

In the past, I’ve used NaNoWriMo‘s External Deadline Superpower to push my current work-in-progress past that next milestone. But I’m not feeling it this year. I mean, I’ve been plugging away at one draft or another of Asylum for years now. Can I just … Continue reading

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The Six-Year-Old discovers NaNoWriMo

Love it or hate it, every year National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) inspires hundreds of thousands of writers around the world to spend November in an intense writing sprint. This is my third year doing it (I participated as a … Continue reading

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Beautifully crafted sentences are your enemy. But just for this month.

As the Writer’s Success Academy reminded me this week, the desire to write beautifully crafted sentences is the bane of every NaNoWriMo participant who actually intends to produce 50,000 words this month.* Winning NaNoWriMo means you can’t allow yourself to … Continue reading

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