NaNoWriMo— 3 IMPORTANT TIPS TO MOTIVATE YOU

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National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun way to dip your feet into noel writing or inspire creative writing.  

Here are some TIP + tools we suggest to get you started:

  • Develop an interesting, rich, memorable character using our 20 Character Development Prompts. You can also view this as a free Video Lesson in our course preview (don't worry, there are no ads and we won't try to sell you on our course).
  • Know your Catapult. This is the event that kicks off your story. Without it, you do not have a story. Use this CATAPULT worksheet to develop your catapult.
  • Readers (agent & publishers, too) innately respond to a well-structured story. A well-structured story also helps a writer create a transformational arc for their characters. We created this handy story structure graph for our writing students. Hope it helps you, too.
  • Remember that writing a novel is not that different from creating magic. Okay, what we really mean is that writing a GREAT novel is not that different from creating magic. Don't believe us? Watch our Short Intro Video in our course preview; we explain what we mean by that.

Hope these lessons inspire you during #NaNoWriMo and beyond. If you're interested in learning more, please check out how we have helped famous, expert, and new writers create amazing books with the advice in our Online Novel Lab Character Development Class. You can also sign up for our quarterly free newsletter with tips and promo codes in the footer below. And, you can use the limited offer promo code: 20OFF thru November 30th to receive 20% off any NovelLab.co course. View current course offerings at Novel Lab Online.

About the creators of Novel Lab

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Critically-acclaimed novelists and book whisperers, Ayn & Samuel Gailey's work has been praised by The New York Times, Esquire, Publisher's Weekly, Library Journal, Good Reads, Stephen King, and editors at Random House, Harper Collins, Running Press, William Morrow and more. Most recently, they have helped their writers get their books onto the New York Times Bestseller lists.

Read more about Ayn & Sam's work helping writers. Use the limited offer promo code: 20OFF thru November 30th to receive 20% off any NovelLab.co course. View current course offerings at Novel Lab Online.