Wednesday, November 2, 2011


So this one is for all my writer friends out there. Who this month will be participating in NaNoWriMo?

(For those of you unfamiliar, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. It is held every November and is basically a challenge to all writers out there to write a novel in a month.  You start on the 1st of November and by the 30th (hopefully) you have a 50,000 word novel.  Interested? Check out the NaNoWriMo site.  Where you can sign up, and meet other half crazed writers, sure to be fully crazed by 11:58 on Nov. 30th, get tools and advice to help your writing, and all sorts of other cool stuff. )***

For those of you participating...Why are you here? This is a time-suck!!!! You should be writing!!! 
Oh, I'm sorry, you have been writing you say??? You've finished your word count for today??? 
Ok, well then feel free to do whatever you want. Might I suggest checking out the Take Five Series

Take Five
Five-minute reads about writing
to help you with NaNoWriMo
Nov. 1 - Nov. 30, 2011
Courtesy: Sasha Soren (Random Magic)
Twitter: @RandomMagicTour

About Take Five

The Take Five series broadcasts from Nov. 1-30, 2011 to coincide with National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, offering quick, five-minute reads about writing every day, to help people make it through their writing projects.

The Take Five series is curated by writer Sasha Soren, the author of Random Magic. Every day during NaNoWriMo, you'll be able to read a new post on writing that'll hopefully help and inspire you, and give you energy to complete your NaNoWriMo plans.

Some tips will be offered by Sasha Soren, and other tips will be included from elsewhere, but they will all be useful in some way, and geared to help you solve problems, refuel and recharge, and make it through NaNoWriMo in one piece. These won't be long features, just quick five-minute tidbits on writing, so you'll have an excuse to take a break.

***Also for those who might have a younger writer in mind, or maybe are a teacher and interested in how you could get your students involved, click here for more info!***

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