November 11, 2013
November 5, 2013
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November 4, 2013
April 8, 2013
Always verify ALL details through the contest websites, please.
The Character-Driven Tale Contest, with David Corbett
Character-driven short story, no required genre
Up to 3,000 words
Deadline April 30
Young Writers of Earth 2013 Flash Fiction Writing Competition (ages 18-30)
from Young Writers of Earth
No required genre or theme
Up to 1,000 words
Bonus Writing Competition Tips –
Entering Writing Competitions? Here Are Six Quick Tips!
from MaryChris Bradley at The AmWriting Blog
Bonus Writing Contest Resource –
@WritersContests on Twitter
November 13, 2011
From Lyn Midnight‘s WriMos FTW! (a blog-hub for 2011 Nanoers):
Whammo! You hooked ’em! by Julie A. Lindsay
A great article on the importance of hooking readers in the first pages of your novel, including tips to help make that happen.
Finally, just for fun – from The Office of Letters and Light (official organizers of NaNoWriMo):
The 30 Covers, 30 Days Blog
Why not take a break from writing to browse a few well-done book covers? You may find some inspiration here (or at least a cover artist worth bookmarking for the future).
November 2, 2011
Because of the time commitment that NaNoWriMo demands, November will not follow the site’s regular programming. Instead, I will only be making weekend posts comprised of read-worthy blogs I stumbled across during the week (like the Writerly Reading feature, but without a theme). December will resume our usual schedule.
Happy November, dear writing friends! If you’re Nanoing, I wish you the best of luck, and I hope to see you in the winners’ circle. (If you want to follow my NaNo progress, find me on Twitter, Facebook, or Google+, and if you have a blog you’d like me to check out, let me know.)
October 29, 2011
So you’re just now jumping on the NaNoWriMo bandwagon, or maybe you just didn’t have a spare second during the month of October to devote to prepping. Either way, you need a plan, and you have less than 3 days to come up with one. So let’s get down to business.
From Alexandra Sokoloff‘s blog, a series of posts labeled NaNoWriMo Prep
These aren’t short posts. It would take a bit of time to read everything here, but this is a goldmine of valuable writing/plotting advice. If nothing else, bookmark for perusal in December.
From Dan at SurlyMuse:
The Hailstorm Approach: Prep for Nanowrimo in Seven Days (or Less), a quick and easy read featuring a 7-step guide to plotting in a hurry. This uses a compilation of useful techniques and will have you well on your way to feeling prepared to start writing November 1st.
Finally, from Amber West at A Day Without Sushi:
A Guide to Preparing for NaNoWriMo: The Pantsless Way, a lighter approach to NaNo preparations for those who plan to pants their way through November. She brings up some good points that even plotters may want to take note of.
I’m off to finish writing the synopsis for my November project. Where are you in your NaNo preparations?