nanowrimo, novel, creative writing, novelist

Do You NaNoWriMo? We do!

Image courtesy of National Novel Writing Month


Hey Writers,

It’s almost November and you know what that means: National Novel Writing Month! We’re excited; are you?

This is our first year to participate, so we don’t know what to expect, except a lot of writing, a lot of coffee, late nights, and hopefully a jump start on our current works-in-progress.

Julie’s working on a children’s chapter book and Whitney will be writing a Regency romance. We’d love to be your NaNoWriMo buddy, so feel free to look us up!

Julie: julietyler 

Whitney: whitneyjf10

Also, we’ve compiled five of our articles to help you rock NaNoWriMo!

novel writing, tips and tricks, writer's block



To keep your project moving at a steady pace, try Julie’s 30-minute writing tasks or Whitney’s advice on structuring your writing sessions.




dialogue, characters, listening



Need quick ideas on technique? Julie is all about writing engaging dialogue.




quick tips



Whitney’s quick video tips will teach you how to keep writing even during crazy busy days!




writing strategies, tips and tricks, novel writing, writing feedback



And even though NaNoWriMo comes and goes in the blink of an eye, stay connected to your writing buddies the whole time. You can help each other make crucial novel decisions in the 11th hour!



Are you wondering just what you’ll do with those 50,000 words once you’ve written them at the end of November? We’ve got the answer: REVISION! To some it’s a dreaded word, but to us at FromNothingToNovel, it’s the life-force of the novel-writing process. Take a look at how revision helped Julie fix her first draft mistakes, and then read about how Whitney used revision to strengthen everything from character to plot! Then, start thinking about how and when you plan on revising the crazy and special first draft of your novel.

Finally, let us know in the comments if you’re a 2017 WriMo! We’d love to know what you’re writing this November!


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