NaNoWriMo changed my writing life in 2009 when I wrote the first few thousand words of what eventually became Stone of Fire. Writing a speedy first draft without self-censoring is still what I aim for with my books, and in today's show I discuss how it can be done with Grant Faulkner.
In the intro, I discuss the potential impact of the UK Brexit decision on traditional publishing, and on indie authors. Plus, my latest book, The Successful Author Mindset, launches this week and will be available in ebook, print, workbook, and audiobook editions.
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- Grant's origins as a writer and how he got involved with NaNoWriMo.
- The origins of NaNoWriMo.
- Why goals and deadlines work for writers.
- Tips for parents and other busy writers including ‘hunting for time'.
- Why tracking your wordcount matters.
- The different reasons writers join NaNoWriMo and the social aspects of the event.
- What to do with your writing once NaNoWriMo has ended.
- Details about the Young Writers Program at NaNoWriMo and the work done in classrooms all year long.
- On Camp NaNoWriMo for those who can't do the original in November.
- Writing 100 word stories