Weekend Reading: NaNoWriMo

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is officially here. I'm taking part for the first time as a way to push myself back into my fiction writing projects after my recent extended leave.

Whether you're taking part in NaNoWriMo this year or you're just thinking about writing a novel at some point in the future, these resources are worth checking out.

Feel free to share your own favorite NaNoWriMo resources or articles in the comments below.

If you're taking part in NaNo, consider sharing your NaNoWriMo updates with us in the comments.

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4 thoughts on “Weekend Reading: NaNoWriMo”

  1. Hi, I hope it’s not too cheeky to add to the list… My co-host and I dedicated a podcast episode to NaNoWriMo which you can check out here: https://www.philippawrites.co.uk/podcast-episode-58-getting-nanowrimo-without-tearing-hair/

  2. I let my email list of writers know of a few things on this posting — mainly the posting from Writer’s Digest free books that was to start today. Sadly they aren’t free so I have a ton of people thinking I’m some kind of liar and super mad at me now. 🙁 Do you have any idea when those books will really be free ? It’s a huge embarrassment to say the least. No one likes a mad list you know? I know this isn’t your fault but maybe you know more than I do. Thank you tons. 🙂


    • I have no ideas unfortunately. I have nothing to do with Writer’s Digest directly. I did notice the same thing this morning and I tweeted them to ask about it, but I haven’t gotten a response. They didn’t include a year in that date range, so I have to wonder if they left an outdated page up with a generic URL (never a smart move with something timely and recurring, but sadly I’ve come across plenty of outdated material — like their links to their 101 Best Websites links — over the last several months). I’m just going to pull the link from the post. I’ve seen them tweeting about other freebies for NaNoWriMo, but honestly I haven’t been impressed. I’m disappointed they left this up there instead of updating the page with this year’s giveaways.


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