Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Every Wednesday from now until November 1st I'll be posting some ideas, resources and other info that may be of help to those of you planning to join in NaNoWriMo 2010.
As I did last year, I've uploaded all of the participant badges for NaNoWriMo on my Photobucket account; anyone is welcome to use the image links:
Made my own badges, too, which if you're a NaNoNag or Camp Follower you're also welcome to use:
For those interested in word count widgets for NaNoWriMo but don't want to wait until they post the official links on November 1st:
Last year I used this one to post my counts on PBW: Another Little Progress Meter
LanguageIsAVirus's still has their NaNoWriMo Word Meter available
Need a word count widget plugin for Wordpress? Here you go.
You have to register first (free) to get StoryToolz's Progress Meter, but it looks like you can customize it, too
Svenja has a nice little word count meter with several color options for the progress bar
If you don't trust your word processor's count, cut and paste your text into this online Word Count Tool
Writertopia offers two writing meters; one is simple and the other features a cute cartoon
Some free stuff for NaNoWriMo'ers, and the first one is from me: in honor of my favorite writing month of the entire year, until December 1, 2010 my OOP how-to writing guide, Way of the Cheetah, will be available here in .pdf format for anyone to read online or download for free.
The NaNoWriMo site has some special offers here, including a NaNoWriMo version of Storyist for Mac (scroll down to where it says special offer) that you can use for free for the entire month of November. It's not available yet, but Scrivener is also promising a NaNoWriMo 2010 Special Trial version for Mac and Windows.
FreelyEducate.com has a post here that details some of the special offers and freebies being offered to you writers out there who are 17 years old or younger and plan on participating in NaNoWriMo's Young Writers Program.
If you have any fun/interesting/helpful links to share, please post them in comments. And get ready, guys, because National Novel Writing Month starts in exactly ten days.