Episode 9: NaNoWriMo Prep

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In This Episode

The Book Evangelists discuss National Novel Writing Month — NaNoWriMo and why YOU should write a novel this November.

Morning Chatter

Note: In the last episode we promised we were going to discuss nonfiction. Clearly, that has changed. This is what happens when you let two NaNoWriMo fanatics have a podcast. Because we are well into #NaNoPrep.

National Novel Writing Month

To participate, you write 50,000 words of fiction in the 30 days of November. Sign up at nanowrimo.org.

Lissa and Marian both think NaNoWriMo is the best thing ever.

Lissa has been writing November novels every year since 2003.

Marian has won every year since 2012.

Tips and Techniques for Winning NaNoWriMo

  • “Let me give you the tricks I know of, in hopes that you give me the tricks you know of, in hopes that we both can trick ourselves into writing novels.” – Lissa
  • “I think the big thing is just never never never never quit.” – Marian
  • “Put your butt in your chair. Try to have a big word count day.” – Marian

Coming Up

Next episode: We will discuss The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers and This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone and

Our Show Notes include mentions and recommendations, all linked for your convenience. What else would you like to see here? 

Music Credit: The music used during transitions in our podcast is adapted from: Jazzy Sax, Guitar, and Organ at the club by Admiral Bob (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/admiralbob77/58382 Ft: geoffpeters

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