10 Ways to Meet Your Daily Word Count for NaNoWriMo

10 Ways to Meet Your Daily Word Count for NaNoWriMo

Please join me in welcoming guest blogger Janell E. Robisch to The Educated Writer!

So, you’ve decided to participate in National Novel Writing Month. You’ve committed to writing 50,000 words in thirty days.

If writing every day is new to you, you may quickly find yourself overwhelmed. However, with some simple tricks, you can preprogram your success and win NaNoWriMo!

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Prep-tober Week Four: Plots, Subplots, and Outlines

Prep-tober Week Four: Plots, Subplots, and Outlines

Plot is when a character pursues a goal, conflict arises, and a resolution is reached. It is your novel's main goal and what your character ultimately wants to achieve. I want to preface this post by saying I already have a blog post that you can find here, where I discuss the most common and easiest plot structure: The Three Act Structure.  I also discuss the 27 Chapter Plot Structure I use here. However, I want to reiterate that there’s no right way to write. What works for one person, may not work for another. The point is to use what works best, and don’t be scared to adapt as you go along.

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Prep-tober Week Three: Craft Strong Characters

Prep-tober Week Three: Craft Strong Characters

Characters are at the heart of any novel. You want your characters to be relatable and drive your plot forward. They are also an excellent tool to hook your readers and get them to continue reading your book. Therefore, it is essential that you get to know your characters beyond a surface level. If this is something you struggle with or something you want to get better at doing, be sure to take note of these five tips!

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Three Tips to Help You Stick to a Schedule When Uninspired

Three Tips to Help You Stick to a Schedule When Uninspired

Recently I reached out to my Twitter followers and asked them what writing struggles they needed help overcoming. Twitter user Aliyah responded and said she needed help with maintaining her editorial calendar even when uninspired. With NaNoWriMo coming up in November, I thought this would be the perfect topic to discuss on the blog.

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