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Brainstorming Techniques During NaNoWriMo So You Can Get Back to Your Novel by Beth Barany

Beth Barany is back with us and this time gives us some tips about brainstorming…   You’ve started your novel with NaNoWriMo. Hurrah and congrats! But maybe on some days you lose your focus and don’t know what to write next. If you haven’t planned your novel ahead of time, then you may need some…

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NaNoWriMo-Days 23 and 24

  Another busy day yesterday so I didn’t get time to post a tip. Today’s Thanksgiving in the US and that brings me to the tip of the day. It’s okay to take a day off from your writing schedule any day of the year, and yes, even during the challenge. Sometimes we authors did a break…

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NaNoWriMo-Day 17

  My tip of the day is now that the weekend’s approaching maybe spend a few hours pre-paring meals for next week so when time’s tight you can write and not have to cook and wash dirty dishes.  

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NaNoWriMo-Day 16

If you’ve come this far in the challenge then my tip of the day is to reward yourself. It could be binge watching your favorite show once you’re done writing for the day. Or even enjoying some ice cream or in my case, today I’m indulging in chocolate, pear and ginger cake I made earlier today.  

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NaNoWriMo-Day 15

    It’s the half way point. My tip today is even if things aren’t going that well and you’re starting to think about giving up, don’t.  I like to think it’s all about getting to the 50,000 word mark more than creating a book. Even if you have to switch to another story but still hit that target, you’ve…

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NaNoWriMo-Day 14

  Oops, I almost forget about tip of the day and why? I was writing and in the zone which actually leads me nicely into today’s tip. Writing is your time and other things can wait until you’re done for the day…unless of course it’s  offering writing tips to your fellow authors!

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NaNoWriMo-Day 14

I know NaNoWriMo is supposed to be about writing 50,000 words for one book…but if you need to, just aim for the word count and don’t worry about them all being in the same story. Maybe you’ll create a couple of novellas or a whole bunch of short stories. Aim for word count and not the actual project as your goal. I…

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NaNoWriMo-Day 12

Yesterday my tip of the day was about reading while you’re taking the challenge. Today it’s about doing something creative besides writing. Maybe you like to paint, sew, play piano, guitar or perhaps you enjoy using those new coloring books for grown-ups. I’ve found lots of these hobbies can be a boost to your writing. It’s almost like one creative pursuit…

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NaNoWriMo-Day 7

Writing for long stretches can take its toll on your body, especially your hands and wrists causing pain that can make you want to quit. My tip of the day is make sure you take frequent breaks. Walk around, make a snack, or even take a nap.

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