No matter if you’re a planner or pantster you can utilise some of these awesome little tips to help you prepare for the madness that is NaNoWriMo in November. I’ll be posting Sunday Tips from now until the start of the 50,000 word challenge to help give us the best chance of making that winner’s certificate.
1. Make yourself a ‘NaNoWriMo Calendar’ by printing out a monthly template and inputting some inspirational or motivational quotes that will help to cheer you on through the month!
2. If you’re a planner, grab yourself a stack of 30 post-it notes and outline the scenes you hope to write on each of the 30 days – then in November, as you write, you can tear them off!
3. Use your mobile phone as a camera to take shots of places you think could be good settings for your scenes. On days when you are really struggling to write anything, go back to the picture and describe what you see to get some extra words down and get you into the flow of writing…
If you end up using one of these ideas to help you prepare for NaNoWriMo, I’d love to hear how you hope it will help you in November: drop me a comment!
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