Yep, it’s that time of year again, where I remind you of the one time I completed NaNoWriMo in 2010 and go on about it like I’m the biggest expert on the planet.


But as I’ve said before, my expertise or lack thereof, doesn’t matter because writers can always learn from each other no matter what their skill level. So here I go with some tips on preparing your story before the big day. And yes I know preparation feels like cheating, but it isn’t.

Some of you will be happy pantsing the entire event with nothing more than a vague title and a name for your hero. Some will crash on with less than that.

To those who work that way, good luck, see you in December.

The rest of you, read on.

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