Nanowrimo part 2

October 19, 2007

So now that I’ve complained about how Nanowrimo steals a month of your life away and you’d have to be CRAZY to want to sign up, another perspective, excerpted from my post over at Dailywritingtips:

Kickstart Your Writing With Nanowrimo

Nanowrimo teaches important writing habits that no fiction writer can afford to ignore:

1. Discipline: …Forcing yourself to write more is like the old story of the marathon runner training with weighted shoes…

2. Ignoring the internal editor: With a quota of four pages a day, you can’t afford to be a perfectionist…

3. Losing control: Many new authors try to control the plots of their stories and novels, resulting in deus ex machina situations, wooden characters, or unbelievable twists…Nanowrimo novels often stink, but participating is a wonderful way to practice the writing habits you need every day of the year.

Go check it out.


4 Responses to “Nanowrimo part 2”

  1. libbu Says:

    Oh man, after reading number 3 I almost want to do this just so I can write the wackiest novel ever.


  2. Rachel Says:

    You should have seen the rough draft of my second Nanowrimo attempt. It had the guys from across the hall parachuting into the middle of an especially bad scene in order to show my werewolf character who was boss.

    I’m not joking :(

  3. metadnauseam Says:

    I’m going to go for it, I think.

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