Why I Prefer Camp NaNo over NaNoWriMo

Today I want to talk to the people who are on the fence about participating in Camp NaNoWriMo because of a less-than-positive experience they might have had during November's NaNoWriMo. I get it. That was my experience. I really disliked my first NaNo experience, and although I was hooked (that’s a whole other story), I … Continue reading Why I Prefer Camp NaNo over NaNoWriMo

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Camp NaNo Prep for Procrastinators

We are only a couple weeks away from the first Camp NaNoWriMo event of the year. If you’re like me, the excitement is building with each day. Unfortunately, if you are like me, its likely you haven’t done any prep for the novel you are going to be writing in month. Same. So today we’re … Continue reading Camp NaNo Prep for Procrastinators

4 Alternative Projects to do During NaNo

It’s right in the name, National Novel Writing Month, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t use the energy and community set up in November to make some serious progress on your writing. Sometimes writing a novel from page one isn't the most effective or doable project to work on during NaNo. Don't let that … Continue reading 4 Alternative Projects to do During NaNo

Choosing the Right Project for NaNoWriMo

It's Preptober! (If you're new to the whole NaNoWriMo world, Preptober is using the month of October to prepare for NaNoWriMo come November.) In my experience, having done 15 different NaNo and Camp NaNo sessions, I’ve found that choosing the correct project is a huge determinant of whether or not I will have a successful … Continue reading Choosing the Right Project for NaNoWriMo

Last Minute Camp NaNo Prep Checklist

The countdown is on to finish any Camp NaNoWriMo prep. Here’s my last minute checklist for Camp NaNoWriMo prep! Create a one sentence summary This will give your project focus and allow you to take your complex story and get it down in one thought. July is basically just expanding that sentence by 50,000 words. … Continue reading Last Minute Camp NaNo Prep Checklist