Wednesday, November 7, 2012

NaNoWriMo 2012 Resources

I’m either participating in, being asked to share links to, or hearing about quite a few awesome NaNo things, so I thought I’d just sum things up in one post:

The program will continue for the entire month of November (Monday – Friday) and will spotlight subsequent weekly themes that aim to guide the NaNoWriMo participant through the novel writing process. The schedule includes:

Nov 1-2: Creativity / Idea Generation
Nov 5-9: Story Structure / Plotting
Nov 12-16: Character
Nov 19-23: Inspiration
Nov: 26-30: Endings / Revision

Every day of November (and even a few late-October prep days), YA Highway will be sending out an e-mail note of something inspiring. A blog post that helped one of us get through a rough writing patch, or a picture of a sloth clinging to a llama*. A daily dose of advice, motivation and camaraderie to remind you that we're in this writing game together, and when you succeed, it makes the world of kidlit better for us all!

1st place: $50 gift card to and 10 page novel critique by LM Preston
2nd: 1 year Premium Membership and 1 member book of their choice
3rd place: 1 member eBook of their choice 

Check this out for daily tips and blogging posts!


January 4-6th: Designed to facilitate a discussion between authors, agents, editors, and aspiring writers all about the importance (and how-to) of revision, post-NaNoWriMo.

(I am contributing to a Q&A and writing a post on revision)

During the first week of December, will to focus on tips for revising that NaNo novel. I hear rumors of a post of your favorite agent quotes/ideas. Be sure to check back at their blog to check it out!

If there’s things I’ve missed (I’m sure I have) and you want to add, feel free to shoot me an email or post in the comments!

PS – Just for fun, check out this Time article on the whole deal.