I’m sitting on this virtual pile of NaNoWriMo-related links and it would be a shame not to share them. Categorized for your convenience.
Non-writing but super useful
- Svenja Liv’s word-tracking spreadsheets are awesome and quadruple useful if you’re planning on setting a different word count goal.
- Scrivener is offering a free trial of its fancy writing software (if you’ve never used Scrivener, I recommend also pasting your novel in a word-processing doc as you go in case you run into exporting issues 10 minutes before the deadline. I speak from experience).
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Actual noveling assistance
- The best post I’ve come across this past year: outline your novel in 30 minutes.
- From Inkybites.com: 7 NaNoWriMo Resources To Help You Reach The 50,000-Word Goal Line. Yes, I just linked you to another link dump, but this one is really good and I would have listed all seven anyway. This is just my way of de-cluttering the post.
- NaNoWriMo’s own YWP high school workbook is a great resource (fun fact: we’ve incorporated some of the exercises into our volunteering curriculum).
If you’re really procrastinating
Here’s a post from a writer who went from writing 2,000 words a day to 10,000 by changing her approach to writing. While you’re most likely not aiming for 10k/day, it’s still good for anyone who wants to look into different writing methods.
There’s more (loads more) but I need to finish my outline before Thursday. If you have any links to add, share them in the comments below!