Lessons Learned from NaNoWriMo, 20 Years On

It’s National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short. Right now, friends and colleagues are busily trying to reach daily word counts that will total 50,000 words or more at the end of the month.

I linked to a series of resources (articles, videos) about approaching NaNoWriMo and novel writing last month. My month is packed full of going through casting submissions for the first half and then script-writing on a certain space opera for the second half, but I wanted to add something for folks novel-writing one week in.

Okay, most folks are probably using some for of word processor vs. doing NaNoWriMo long hand, but this looks cooler (also, less like a crazed hacker).

Long-time NaNoWriMo participant Kathy Kitts has seen some things over the years and shares her experience… and since she’s not only a writer, but a scientist, she brings a certain entertaining rigor to her observations over the years.

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