Keep These Things in Mind this NaNoWriMo

I’m still debating about NaNoWriMo. I have signed up – but I am also hip-deep trying to finish this next novel I am working on. I expect I will use NaNoWriMo as a prop to help motivate me in my completion of the novel.

In any case, this blogger makes some AWFULLY good points!

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It’s only a day away until the start of NaNoWriMo, are you excited? Nervous? NaNoWriMoParticipant-2014-Square-Button can be a fun experience but also a stressful one. Trust me. But don’t fear! Here are eight things to keep in mind during your noveling quest:

1. Reading is like Oil

This is a sure fire way to keep your imagination rolling! Read your favorite author’s books and get sucked into their world. Some writers don’t agree with reading and writing at the same time because they feel that the author’s style may seep into their own. However, reading before writing isn’t a matter of imitating the craft of another writer, it’s about keeping your imagination on standby. Read for enjoyment!

2. Keep a Journal Handy

There’s nothing more frustrating than forgetting a perfect scenario, idea, or conflict that would’ve brought your novel to life. Ideas have a way of popping up at times…

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