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NaNoWriMo Tips and Tools

November 14, 2017 | by

Happy Writing Month!

I am so proud of all participants in NaNoWriMo (and AcWriMo) for your dedication to such a daunting and amazing goal! I can’t even commit to writing in a journal everyday; the dust gathering on my many beautiful, half-filled journals can attest to this.

If you are looking for a source of inspiration for writing your great novel or even if you are just looking to get into the spirit of the month without the massive word count, look no further:

For Kids:

(9781465444714 | Bookmanager | Catalist)

Tell your own story with this unique book from DK, filled with creative writing prompts and activities. Young writers can build their skills, develop their confidence, and learn how to write a book in this unique format filled with creative writing ideas and exercises.

For future-Agatha Christies:

(9780889775244 | Bookmanager | Catalist)

A smart, practical, and often funny guide for those who aspire to write mysteries, Sleuth reveals the secrets behind the curtain from a bestselling and award-winning master of the genre. Sadly this one is available until March 2018, but it’s scheduled to be a whole series from established writers on their genre. Perfect for NaNoWriMo 2018!

As Many Prompts As You’ll Ever Need:

(9781452147314 | Bookmanager | Catalist)

Do you need one story idea? Two? How about 642?! Get your creative juices flowing with a ton of ideas from The San Francisco Writers’ Grotto.

Happy writing, all!




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