It’s hard to write a novel. It’s even harder to write a novel in a month. NaNoWriMo is a great way to get the first draft of your novel written, but I also like to remind people that while 50,000 words is technically a novel, most traditional novels are closer to 80,000 words or more.
What makes a great novel that makes you want to read every book the author has ever written? That answer would be up for debate but I think it’s safe to say a killer plot twist can convince any reader to read more from that author. While plots twists aren’t a must-have when it comes to writing books, it can certainly make a book more interesting, so today I’m talking all about how you can add a plot twist to your novel with some simple foreshadowing tricks.
So much in on video! I was able to get some writing in for week two of NaNoWriMo, though I’ll admit not as much as I would have liked, but for a good reason! I’ve been very busy with the re-release of Essence. But before I get to that, let’s talk about some Black Friday sales I’ve got going on that starts today!
We’re just about at the halfway point of National Novel Writing Month. Some of you are probably starting to feel burnt out while others might have the finish line in sight. Regardless of how many words you’ve written, I have ten tips to get you write more, write faster, and to win NaNoWriMo so you can get the first draft of your novel finished! So, let’s get to writing!
NaNoWriMo week 1 was a little less than successful. I expected that I wouldn’t get many words in because I was traveling for a work conference, but I didn’t realize just how few words I would be able to fit in. If you get anything out of this vlog, I hope that you see it’s okay to fall behind in writing, don’t stress about it and of course, go on adventures whenever you get the chance.
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is the perfect time to learn how to make writing a daily habit! Habits are usually formed within 30 days and guess how many days are in November? That’s right, it’s a match made in heaven! Join me in this video as I guess little things you can do to help making writing on a daily basis easier! These tips will make it easier to write more and faster! Don’t forget to download your free printable: http://bit.ly/2F87SYG
I’m taking part in National Novel Writing Month! Though it does come with a catch. I’m not writing 50,000 words and I’m also not writing a novel. Find out the details of my work in progress as I do the NaNoWriMo WIP tag created by Bethany Atazadeh.
Stay tuned for the Love/Hate Tag! But first, we have some things to announce about the #AuthorTubeWriteIn. As many of your know, I team up with Natalia Leigh and Brooke Passmore once a month to do live write ins on our YouTube channels. For the month of October we’re going to have a special Halloween edition and we’ll be dressing up and we hope you do too! Take a selfie of you in your costume on share it on social media using #AuthorTubeWriteIn.