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Welcome Kat Cantrell

Top Ten Things I Learned from Participating in NaNo Last Year

First off, thanks Patricia for having me here! I’m super excited to be blogging today about the things I learned from doing National Novel Writing Month  last year. It was my first time to participate and as November is right around the corner, the topic is timely.

The best part: the book I wrote during NaNo is a finalist in the Mills & Boon New Voices contest! (If you have a moment to go vote for me, so I can move on to the next round in the competition, I would greatly appreciate it. It requires painless and free registration.)

On to the list!

1. The key to having a great NaNo experience is preparation. I know you pantsers are cringing, but it’s 50,000 words in a month. If you regularly suffer from writer’s block or stare at the screen a lot, it’s critical to have a plan. I follow Alex Sokoloff’s NaNo Prep Series http://thedarksalon.blo…