So it's National Novel Writing Month
I know you're all pretty tired of seeing NaNo blogs pop up everywhere and that's why this blog is only a recollection of resources that can help all of you with your novel, instead of our own thing about it; dA is so full of useful stuff that it feels like community spirit to link to those instead of making our own that would just be a copy of those.
We'll not only be listing them, anyway, we'll briefly explain what each article is about so you don't need to go through the ones that don't interest you.
First off, already linked above, [link]
. If you haven't yet, you need
to get an account there and start going. There are a lot of deviants that are there, and if you're registered there let us know! We'll be keeping a list here for you to find friends. (: for NaNo writers, this website is Home.
Directly from deviantART, the ever-awesome `GrimFace242
wrote two amazing articles regarding this challenge:Preparing for NaNoWriMo Part 1
outlines what are the best things you can and should do, both before and during NaNo. Preparing for NaNoWriMo Part 2
, on the other side, explains what NOT to do and that's as important.
be sure to check them out, they're very well-written and so many great deviants gave their contributions! (:
has a number of articles you'll want to check out. First, Suck it up, weenies - A short treatise on NaNoWriMo
; which basically shows you why being so insecure about whether to participate or not is really silly. So if you still haven't picked a side, that's the article for you!
Always from her is a lovely journal, complete with funny but useful pictures, Get a Jump on NaNoWriMo 2012: Prewriting Prowess!
. It describes how she structures her notesbook to keep track of everything, and it's definitely a great idea for writers who deal with NaNo for the first time.
And lastly from her, NaNo Pro Tip: Be Accountable (Got Peer Pressure?)
has lots of tips to keep you motivated throughout the month. NaNo is to be lived together! And there's nothing like followers and friends to help you get to the end of it. (:
will be hosting a series of NaNo chats in their chatroom
is the schedule.
website has a lot of amazing things to read from, THIS
is one of them. Authors' insight, encouragement and inspirational tips for all of you NaNo-ers out there. (: If you're feeling stuck or just lost, that's where you can find your confidence again.
are you under 13 and still want to give National Novel Writing Month a try? Be sure to check Young Writers' Program
you can set your own word goal. And there's an awesome dare machine widget there to get you started, too.
wrote an article with some helpful links and tools, read it HERE
. It was written in 2009, but even if some of the links are ones we already provided, it's still worth a read: "Write or Die" is a pretty interesting site that is mentioned there, and also word meters.
The NaNoWriMo chatroom
is a place to go to meet new friends, help each other out or just share stories. There's nothing like support from people who're in your same boat.
And these are some groups you could join:
And last but not least, we have a folder available for your NaNoWriMo submissions
in our Favourites folder and also one for NaNoWriMo Resources
from all over deviantART. Want your work included or know of resources that deserve to be added there? Send us a note!
We won't be offering feedback for it officially
, but any member is welcome to would they wish to. (:
Good luck to all of you with your novel and most of all, ENJOY National Novel Writing Month!