Writing

Pre-NaNoWriMo Tip

With Camp NaNoWriMo approaching in 4 days, I figured I would help those of you who are participating in the way that I know best. Advice-giving via this blog.

So before you plunge into the beautifully daunting task of writing a novel, remember:

Write first. Edit later.

Now I know I’ve preached the above before, but it’s still a great piece of advice to follow. Even better, it applies to just about every writing project you’ll ever undertake. Besides, you can’t edit nothing. So get the words on the paper. Worry about how everything sounds after. You have thirty-one days to write. You have all the time in the world to edit. A mild exaggeration there.

Obviously, I don’t expect you to follow everything I say or preach. You aren’t a child or a dog. You’re a writer. And hopefully, soon, you’ll be a novelist.

Get ready.

20 thoughts on “Pre-NaNoWriMo Tip

  1. This is the whole idea behind Nano, but some people forget that when writing normally you have to just WRITE or else you’ll get too caught up and end up not finishing.

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  2. It’s one of those things I just cannot do. I see a mistake and have to correct it. I just can’t help myself. Strength or weakness? I guess it depends on one’s perspective. 🙂

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    1. I’m like that too. Nowadays I force myself to finish the chapter or scene before I go back to fix any spelling or grammar mistakes. I find I’m more productive that way since I don’t break my train of thought. That works both ways. It can help or it can hinder your writing. 😛

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      1. One of my pet-peeves at work is when a colleague states the obvious. It’s so …annoying! I don’t normally say anything, but it pisses me off.

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