Many budding writers talk about National Novel Writing Month, AKA NaNoWriMo; however, it’s easier to talk about it than to be about it. Apologies for the colloquialism, but things get real during NaNoWriMo. Participants get psyched up and everyone is ready to write their hearts out … then reality sets in. Some may say, “what have I gotten myself into,” others will back out for valid reasons, but there are a brave few who stick it out.
What’s the key to dominating the NaNoWriMo experience and walking away with a book good enough to get publish (maybe)?
And while the goal of the program isn’t necessarily to turn its members into professional authors, a number of participants have managed to parlay their NaNoWriMo efforts into published books—and even into full-time writing careers. PW spoke with a handful of these writers, including Wool (Simon & Schuster, 2013) author Hugh Howey and Cinder (Square Fish, 2013) author Marissa Meyer, about how the wildly popular (and wildly demanding) program helped to launch their publishing journey.
Listen up while Jason M. Hough, Hugh Howey, Marissa Meyer, and others whip you into NaNoWriMo fighting shape.
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