NaNoWriMo has officially begun and not just for adults. Some teachers are even doing NaNoWriMo with their students. It’s pretty cool that trying to write a novel in a month has become a national tradition.
I’m not starting a new novel this November but I am hoping NaNoWriMo will give me the kick in the butt I need to finish a draft of my sprawling novel in progress. Some writers outline before doing NaNoWriMo. Others just roll up their sleeves and dive in. There are no fixed rules but here are some NaNoWriMo success stories and tips for how to get the most out of it.
- 9 well-known YA Authors, who all published novels that started as NaNoWriMo projects, have some inspiring tips to help you Get Pumped For Finishing NaNoWriMo In Style.
- If you’re looking for craft-oriented advice for making the most of NaNoWriMo check out these How-To tips for National Novel Writing Month.
- This is pretty meta but YA author Scott Westerfeld’s novel, Afterworlds, is about a teen protagonist who writes a novel during NaNoWriMo, and lands a two-book deal.
- If you’re like me and get motivated by jealousy, here’s a list of 14 Published Novels Written During NaNoWriMo, including The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.