NaNoWriMo Tips: Write Your Draft Fast

Get through a draft as quickly as possible. Hard to know the shape of the thing until you have a draft. Literally, when I wrote the last page of my first draft of Lincoln’s Melancholy I thought, Oh, shit, now I get the shape of this. But I had wasted years, literally years, writing and re-writing the first third to first half. The old writer’s rule applies: Have the courage to write badly.
Joshua Wolf Shenk

You can find more writing tips, NaNoWriMo prompts, and writing tips for NaNoWriMo on our Writers in the Grove site.

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2 comments

  1. Lorelle! I went through all of your WordPress tutorials a month or two ago! They were incredibly helpful and now I have my self-hosted site up and (mostly) running. Funny to see you again, I was just browsing NaNoWriMo posts. Small world.
    Anyway, thanks again for all the great content!

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