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November: National Novel Writing Month

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Yep. If you haven’t stated yet, crack out your quills, attach your feather to a tether, and get writing! The month of November is National Novel Writing Month – subtitle “The world needs your novel.” – or NaNoWriMo for short. (And by “National” they mean “International.”)

Per the blog at IngramSpark, understandably a big supporter of the event:

“In July of 1999 a small group of would-be-authors had the novel idea of each trying to write their own book. They lovingly called it “noveling. What they didn’t know, was they were laying the foundation for what would soon become one of the world’s most widely participated mass-writing events.

NaNoWriMo was established in 2005 as a nonprofit built on the belief that everyone has a story inside. To motivate people to embrace their creativity and bring their stories to life, NaNoWriMo challenges participants to write a 50,000-word novel during the month of November.

While the challenge gives NaNoWriMo a fun and untraditional twist to noveling, the real purpose behind the month-long event is to support and inspire those around the world to share their voice. NaNoWriMo, along with its subprograms (Camp NaNoWriMo, Young Writers Program, Come Write In, and “Now What” Months) champion the power of the human mind to make the world a better place.”

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9 Tools That Will Help You Become a Better Writer

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For many of us in the writing business – whether writing fiction, non-fiction, academic papers, copywriting, business proposals, or simply writing for fun – we often focus on the creative process and constantly think about ways to be more creative/productive. However, from a technical standpoint there are numerous software programs out there that help grease the wheels of the creative process, improve your grammar, and force you to meet goals (one program actually erases everything you’ve written if you don’t reach your word count/time target!)

A thoroughly eye-opening piece was published on medium.com (@Medium) today on how to sharpen and hone your skills as a writer through computer programs. Titled “9 Tools That Will Help You Become a Better Writer,” it’s worth checking out, especially if you find yourself lacking the drive to write or could simply use new ideas on how to come up with fresh ideas.

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