How to write a book – top tips for National Novel Writing Month

Welcome to NaNoWriMo! MG Leonard (who wrote her first book Beetle Boy in six months, one hour a day) has tips on how to do it. And it starts with writing EVERY SINGLE DAY NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, and takes place every November. It’s for anyone thinking about writing a novel. To take part all you need to do is commit to writing 50,000 words of your novel in the 30 days of November. There’s a website where you set up a profile, with incentives in the form of badges, and a supportive social media community to cheer you on as you strive to meet your daily word targets. And some great novels have started as NaNoWriMo projects, Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus, and Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl, to name but two. Related: Rainbow Rowell interview: "YA books tell you 'No, your weird stuff is normal.'" Related: Top tips for writing to frighten Related: Pete Kalu’s top tips for writing non-cliched multicultural characters Related: Let yourself cry: Jennifer Niven's inspirational top writing tips Related: How do I get involved in the Guardian children's books site? Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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