Camp NaNoWriMo Prep #1

Camp NaNoWriMo is less than a month away so until then I will be posting lots of writing prep blog posts to help all of you get ready for this long writing journey ahead!

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Tip #1: Break Up Your Writing Time!

If you have trouble for writing for a long time, it can be helpful to break up your writing time throughout the day. When it comes to NaNoWriMo, the more time you spend writing the better, so if you want to try and get 2 hours of writing in a day try and break up your writing blocks to 30-45 minutes and have one in the morning, afternoon and evening. If you can write for a long time though then definitely just keep on writing!

Tip #2: Use a Thesaurus

If you don’t have a wide vocabulary (like myself) then it is handy to have thesaurus.com open or a thesaurus book nearby. Using more complex words than happy, sad, etc, can make your writing much more stronger which in the long run, will be very beneficial.

Tip #3: Write As If You Are On Deadline!

In NaNoWriMo you are on a deadline but if you don’t finish by the end of the month that’s okay because at least you tried. But if you write as if your book needs to be finished and handed into your agent by the end of the month, you may feel the urge to write more and more and more.

Helpful Writing Websites: http://www.writersdigest.com/ , http://writingfix.com/ , http://www.teenink.com/

Writing Quote: Writing is the best way to talk without being interrupted – Jules Renard

 

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Camp NaNoWriMo Prep #1

      1. I’m aiming for 5ok. I’ve never achieved it during NaNo so I’d like to get to that goal.

        Surprisingly, I’ve done a lot of plotting. I’m writing post-apocalyptic this time around. 🙂

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