Wednesday, October 23, 2013


I've shuffled through the PBW archives to find old posts I think may be useful to those of you who are planning to participate in National Novel Writing Month. Here's the list along with some brief explanations:

ABCharacter -- a quick and easy way to outline a character.

Endweek NaNoPost -- making cover art for your NaNonovel along with some resource links.

Hiveword -- my review of Mike Fleming's terrific online novel organizer.

NaNo Now What? -- my suggestions on how to edit your NaNonovel once you're finished.

Midweek NaNoPost -- if you're a late starter, stuck in a rut, or you like to beat yourself up over anything writing-related, join the No Expectations Club via this pep talk.

NaNoFun -- Scroll down past the old 2010 badges to find some links to fun, free NaNoWriMo-friendly widgets.

NaNoNotebook -- how making up a notebook for your NaNonovel can help, with links to helpful freeware.

NaNoStuff Ten -- a list of freeware for NaNoWriMo'ers.

NaNoTen -- ten things to try when writing your NaNoWriMo book.

NaNoWriMo Wednesday -- some thoughts on planning your November novel, along with some links on outlining resources.

NaNoWriMojo Ten -- ten things to try when you're feeling blocked, it's no more fun, the magic has gone caput, etc.

Old Rides, New Roads -- my suggestions on how to evaluate an old story idea and its potential to serve as inspiration for your November novel.

Prep Talks -- The Mountain, Stand Out Characters, Food and Fire and Glass Wisdom.

Ready, Set, NaNoWriMo -- ideas and resources for November 1st.

Red Notebook -- my review on this interesting, helpful virtual calendar/notebook freeware.

You Are My Fire -- my storyteller's take on why we write, and for whom.

Writing Your Dragons -- how to handle writing something you hate to write.

Got any helpful links to share with our NaNoWriMo'ers? Please post them in comments.


  1. Thanks for this roundup. I see several favorites I'm going to read again.

    1. My pleasure -- I didn't think I had that much in the archives, actually, but I'd forgotten a bunch of posts I'd done in years past.

  2. I'm actually doing it this year after taking years off and doing Camp Nano successfully this year. Part of me is feeling like I'm jumping off the end of a tall bridge, the other part is excited. I think the excited part needs to get a life. LOL But this roundup helps a lot! Thanks so much!

    1. Good for you, Cynnara -- NaNoWriMo is an amazing experience, and I think you'll love it.


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