The result is that I basically wrote Predator: South China Sea in two months. I had more than six months to work on it, but only spent about eight weeks at the computer and writing longhand. In my twenties, I was known to spend six months on a single short story or novella.
November 1, 8: November is known for turkey, Black Friday sales, not shavingand—since the year —the month when writers try to finally craft the Great American Novel.
What began as a little event in San Francisco in July it moved to November the next year has ballooned into something far more than national. But consider how you "win" at NaNoWriMo: You have to write a 50,word novel in just 30 days. Stephen King might snap that much off before lunchtime, but the rest of us need encouragement.
Take the first step by announcing your novel at NaNoWriMo. You can build a community of fellow WriMos online and through local events. It will probably be crappy. No, it will definitely be crap-tastic. Over traditionally published have come from NaNoWriMo. But we can point out some of the absolute best software and apps you can get to make it all a little easier to write, plan, and count all those precious words.
Desktop Writing Software There is one primary tool any writer needs first and foremost: Of course, the primo processor in the world is Microsoft Word.
Plus, Word is available for Windows, Mac, and a simplified version for iPadthe latter being "the first app that gets tablet-based word processing right," according to our review.
There is no better tool for word-smithing overall. It happens to work with Microsoft Word documents. Pages can be accessed on the Web via iCloud. Having both Word and Pages are totally overkill for NaNoWriMo, of course, but chances are you have one of them on hand if you use a computer.
Oh, you like overkill? Scrivener is that tool. That includes corkboard outlining, story and script templates, and character files. It also can output books directly to self-publishing services like Amazon Kindle Direct.
Whole books have been written on how to master Scrivener. If you reach your 50, word count, you can buy Scrivener for 50 percent off. On the desktop, it comes with a component to make scripts that meet the Hollywood standard.
That iOS version allows writing on the go, even on iPhone—and mobility is a key item for the serious WriMo in this day and age.30 Tips For Writing a Book in 30 Days.
By: Jessica Strawser So, on Nov. 1, I set out to write 1, words a day. The results were amazing. I forced myself to write with a new mindset (no editing, not even for misspellings), and the more I just let the words pour forth, the better my story became.
This article gives nine tips to writing a title that grips readers and sells your book. 1. Tell us enough about the book to make us want to read it. Providing educators and students access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction.
BY JESSICA STRAWSER Can you imagine 30 days from now holding your finished first draft in your hands?
It's possible. Here are 30 tips, resources and strategies for writing a book in a month.
National Novel Writing Month November Write a novel in a month! Track your progress. Get pep talks and support. Meet fellow writers online and in person. National Novel Writing Month:: All posted novel excerpts remain copyright to their authors.
You don’t need years to write a novel; you just need 30 days. Although the challenge of writing a novel in 30 days can be taken up at any moment, most people choose to do so during the month of November.