• Dana Ellington

It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!


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That’s right, friends - not only is Halloween right around the corner, but it’s also Prep-tober! That exciting time of the year when writers the world over begin preparing for NaNoWriMo!


What’s that? You’ve never heard of it? Oh, my sweet new writer, you. Time to emerge from the darkness and step into the light of the writing frenzy that is National Novel Writing Month.

“Writing a novel alone can be difficult, even for seasoned writers. NaNoWriMo helps you track your progress, set milestones, connect with other writers in a vast community, and participate in events that are designed to make sure you finish your novel. Oh, and best of all, it’s free!”

Nanowrimo.org

You’ll definitely want to head on over to the website for more information as well as to sign up as a participant. Doing at least one NaNoWriMo, especially if you’ve never written more than you’re going to gain valuable insight into how to set up your future writing projects.


Once you sign up, come back and drop your NaNo handle in the comments so I can sign up to cheer you on as well.


Okay, enough of that, let’s talk what to expect on the blog and YouTube channel this month.

First up, we’ll talk about two types of approaches to writing a novel, how to tell which one you lean toward, and some best practices to use for both.


Next, we’ll look at writing schedules - how to build them to take advantage of your real life situations and what to do when procrastination has you in its clutches.


Finally, we’ll end this month with a look at how to turn three spaces in your home into writer’s havens without spending a butt ton of money (if any).


If you’re new to NaNo, new to writing novels in general, then this is the series for you. Recommend you subscribe to the YouTube channel for the video versions of the posts. Sometimes, the video version will often have extras that didn’t translate well to the blogs.


Okay, going to end this one here. Time to decorate for Halloween!


As always, thank you so much for stopping by. Hope to see you back next week.

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