You’re not going to believe this but-
I never completed 50,000 during NaNoWriMo.
I am not joking. Never.
Did I write? Yes.
Did I make it past 30k? Absolutely!
But I never completed NaNoWriMo and I did not take my own advice during those times I blogged about it.
But right now I want to share some secrets and tips I’ve learned over the years; not just for NaNoWriMo, but for writing in general.
- Remember, there is a cure to writer’s block!
The cure are the writing prompts.
Then again, maybe you hit a block because it is time for you to rest before your next great story.
- Using THIS powerful tool will make you an unstoppable writer.
Seriously. You can become an author of historical fiction, science fiction or literary if you have Google at your fingertips. All the research you’ll ever need is there. In seconds!
For example. A story I was writing for Wattpad took place in a specific city in Arizona. I knew nothing of Arizona and definitely not of the city, but with Google Maps, YouTube, and online research, I was able to construct a story around that place.
I used about 25% of my research though and the rest was fictionalized. More room for creativity, you know?
- Preparing before NaNoWriMo is the key to writing more words at a faster pace.
Here is a quote from one of the greats of this world:
Knowing is not enough,
We must apply.
Willing is not enough,
We must do. – Bruce Lee
- Knowing the difference between a writer and published author.
I am not trying to start a debate. But hear me out. Professional writers write and sometimes they are even published.
A published author is published(whether it is self published or otherwise).
A published author is a writer, but a writer isn’t necessarily a published author…until they are published.
Why am I telling you this?
Honestly, I don’t know. As I said, these are just lessons and ponderings from my years of writing. Frankly, what you call yourself means nothing if your heart isn’t into it.
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~Ericajean from The Write Web