Tomorrow is the beginning of the summer session of National Novel Writing Month: Camp NaNoWriMo! If you’re new to writing or just want to try out the lifestyle, I highly encourage you to attempt a NaNoWriMo at least once. It’s a fascinating experience. It’ll help you discover your creative process and understand how you work as a writer.

Since the kickoff is tomorrow, I figured it’d be helpful to share some of my previous NaNoWriMo posts with everyone. Hopefully, you can glean something useful from my advice.

  • NaNoWriMo Is Here
    I offer a few simple steps to getting your writing project complete, from spending time researching, to actully writing those 1700 words a day, to getting involved in the NaNoWriMo community.
  • NaNoWriMo Cometh – Four Early Tips To Enhance Your Novel Writing
    While most of these require some preparation ahead of time, I find that these four tips are very helpful in aiding any author. I have four every single one of these critical to my own success.

and when you’re done…

  • NaNoWriMo Is Over, Now What?
    Save this one until August 1st. I break down some thoughts on where you can take that freshly finished manuscript.

Oh, since you’re starting out, do yourself a favor and watch this video. It’s still the best (and most encouraging) little videos for anyone starting something new. (It’s also a bit NSFW, so consider yourself warned.)

Good luck campers! Have fun, we’ll all be here on the other side ready and excited to read your finished masterpieces.


  1. I love NaNoWriMo’s. I love the sense of community and the word sprints and the fun. Gonna have to sit this one out because I will be on vacation for most of July, but I will be ready to go in November!


    1. The community is the biggest draw, IMO. It’s great to see so much encouragement from others going through the same things you are.

      I’m also not participating this time around, but I’ll do what I can to encourage and support others who want to give it a try! As for me, I have edits on Red Litten World to finish and I still have a few chapters left to write in my new fantasy project. Busy month. :)

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