15 great NaNoWriMo prep sites

Image courtesy of National Novel Writing Month

Every August students return to my community college world. Students make me think of English classes. English classes make me think of writing. Writing makes me think of 50,000 words in 30 days.

Nanowrimo is the acronym for the yearly event known as National Novel Writing Month, a month where writers of all ages and abilities come together to not only write 50,000 words, but to meet other writers intent on doing the same. Since its inception in July of 1999, this event has steadily grown from 21 participants to over 400,000 in 2017.

Each year, many writers join NaNoWriMo for the first time. Their reasons vary, but their desire is the same as it is for those returning to write again and again: To motivate and be motivated by those who love to write. So how can you set yourself up for success?

  1. Start prepping now, and
  2. Check out these 15 pages for clues and suggestions for proper preparation

Learn how NaNoWriMo works

How to prepare for NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo forums

A 10-year veteran talks tips and tricks for success

Are you a planner or a panster?

How to outline for NaNoWriMo

More outlining tips for the plotters out there

Characters and themes cheatsheet

A short video talking about books for NaNo prep

Learn about “Storyist” and how the tool can help you plan for NaNoWriMo

Four week success plan for an October prep

NaNoWriMo truth or dare

13 prompts to trigger character building

Three rules for successful world building

Four tips for surviving a writing marathon

I would love to hear about other prep sites you have used. Drop me a comment below.

Published by Tammy Bird, Author

I am a new author who struggles every day to balance my life as an educator and my life as a writer. I know how hard it is to stay positive, to learn, and to give back to those who give but, like you, I want it and so I move forward. Baby steps. I hope you will join me on this amazing journey. We are stronger together!

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