Nanowrimo

Craft Book Spotlight: Pep Talks for Writers - The Writer

Are you feeling…stuck? Unmotivated? Uninspired? Are you trapped in the middle-novel swamp, or did you find all your plot threads wound up in one big …

Writing

NaNoWriMo New Character Generator

Want to add a little extra oomph into your story? Or need someone to help get your main character out of a bind? <b>Use your name and birthday to find out what new character you should introduce into your current work in progress!</b><p>And don’t forget to update your Camp NaNoWriMo projects—it’s not to late to start!<p>Follow @nanowrimo and @nanowordsprints on Twitter for more inspiration, and tune in to the Virtual Write-Ins on Youtube.

Camp NaNoWriMo Strikes Back

I’m at it again! On the off chance you’re following my fiction writing blog on tumblr and interested, keep an eye open for updates there. Camp …

Writing

This week, we hosted a great tweet chat with our July 2018 Camp Counselors! They’ll be around through the next session of Camp NaNoWriMo …

This week, we hosted a great tweet chat with our July 2018 Camp Counselors! They’ll be around through the next session of Camp NaNoWriMo to dispense real-time words of wisdom and advice as your work on your writing projects. We gathered a few of our favorite pieces of advice from their tweet chat to help you get your writing momentum rolling!<p>IMAGE TEXT:<p><b>Quote tweet from @NaNoWriMo:</b> I often have the problem where I start really strong and then fizzle out, and I’d love to hear suggestions for …

Always Do A Test Run Of That Fancy New Writing App

So you have a new writing app you're dying to try, eh? Well, before you sit down to take on that big writing project, consider giving that app a …

Writing

500 Ways To Be A Better Writer

Overview<p>500 Ways To Be A Better Writer by Chuck Wendig<p>“If it weren't for Chuck Wendig's advice, I'd have fallen off the writing map long ago.” -- …

Writing

Arby’s Creates Its Own ‘Saucy_AF’ Font To Troll Other Bespoke Typefaces

Arby’s is getting on the custom typeface bandwagon with its latest ‘Saucy_AF™’ font.<br>Described as “ink of the sandwich world,” ‘Saucy_AF™’ is an …

Typography

10 Ways to Bring Literature into Math, Science, Social Studies, and Art Classrooms

Spark conversations about reading with your students using the following interdisciplinary resources from KQED as a framework. Discover the benefits …

Teaching

Story envy

I’m not proud of it but…I definitely have story envy. A year ago I took part in the Ninja Writers’ challenge to post on Medium every day throughout …

Writing

What does it take to successfully finish writing a novel?

There is now more motivation than ever to start writing that novel you've always felt you had in you. With self-publishing, and initiatives like …

Creative Writing

Camp NaNoWriMo: Take Our “What Kind of Camper Are You?” Quiz

We’re about half way through the April session of Camp NaNoWriMo and having a blast with our spring projects.If you haven’t heard of <b>Camp NaNoWriMo</b>, …

Writing

Science Fiction Writing Series: The Complete Collection

Overview<p>Science Fiction Writing Series: The Complete Collection by Knatia Parson<p>This book a collection of every entry, in the Science Fiction Writing …

Science Fiction

51 Questions You’ve (Probably) Never Asked About Your Characters

At NaNo HQ, we’re big fans of long, detailed character questionnaires (like this one)! They’re invaluable when it comes to fleshing out our …

Writing

Celebrate Creativity during National Library Week

(Image courtesy of American Library Association)This week (April 8th-14th) is National Library Week. Celebrating its 60th anniversary since its …

Librarianship

100 Hard Science Fiction Writing Prompts

Overview<p>100 Hard Science Fiction Writing Prompts by Knatia Parson<p>100 Hard Science Fiction Writing Prompts is book 6 of 14, in the Science Fiction …

Creative Writing

5 Habits to Help You Go from NaNoWriMo to Published Author

<b>by Tina LeCount Myers</b>I used to be someone who lived for summer adventures until I discovered National Novel Writing Month and November’s creative …

Writing

100 Crime Science Fiction Writing Prompts (Science Fiction Writing Series, #4)

Overview<p>100 Crime Science Fiction Writing Prompts by Knatia Parson<p>100 Crime Science Fiction Writing Prompts is book 4 of 14, in the Science Fiction …

Creative Writing

4 Tools to Inspire Perseverance in Student Writers

Students will learn writing techniques and also get a true taste of the writing life as they work toward meeting their goal: a completed novel. …

InstaWrimo Is NaNoWriMo Using Photos Instead of Words

Every November, NaNoWriMo challenges writers and would-be writers to knock out a novel over the course of the month. It’s a challenge I’ve tried at …

Writing

I Challenged Myself To Write A Whole Book In One Month And I Totally Did It

Story of my life.

Writing

6 Tips for Turning Your NaNoWriMo Draft Into a Submission

<i>Now that November has ridden off into the sunset, you may be considering your submitting your NaNo novel for publication. Today, Samar Hammam, agent</i> …

Writing

3 counterintuitive tips for FINALLY finishing that personal project you’ve been procrastinating on

Have you ever started a massive personal project…and then left it unfinished?<p>You begin with the best intentions. You write 10 pages of your memoir, …

Writing

Writing Fiction Habits: What NaNoWriMo Is Good For

Writing Fiction Habits: What NaNoWriMo Is Good For.<p><b>The lasting benefit to NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is creating habits for writing</b> …

Writing

Toms River North Student Writes A Novel ... In Just 30 Days

Zachary Maat took on the NaNoWriMo challenge and wrote a 50,000-word novel in November while studying and running track.<p>TOMS RIVER, NJ — There's a …

Writing

Top 5 2018 Reading Resolutions

Regardless of our reading preferences, we can all agree on one thing: 2017 was an amazing year for books! Across genres, there was no shortage of …

Books

15 Mac Based Tools That Help Writing Productivity

Who doesn’t hate it when their computer goes on standby mode or sleep mode. I know I do. When I was at film school, a friend recommended Caffeine, …

Apps

Top 10 Things To Do When You’ve Written A Hot Mess

By Katharine Grubb, 10 Minute Novelist What is this fresh mess that you wrote last month? You now have 50,000+ words of the most hare-brained, …

Writing

NaNoWriMo, the Pen Addict Way

(<i>Sarah Read is an author, editor, yarn artist, and pen/paper/ink addict. You can find more about her at her website and on Twitter.</i>)If you noticed, …

Writing

Mindfulness and #NaNoWriMo2017 #IWSG

I’ve seen a lot of “winner” Tweets and blog posts on this years NaNoWriMo, but thought I’d spare a thought for those that might have fallen of the …

Writing

My Planner Last Month, November 2017

Last month was NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, which has gone global and although I tried my best to keep up with my diary, I’m afraid my …

Writing