national novel writing month

NaNoWriMo: Now What?

December 5, 2014

It’s over, NaNos! One way or another, you survived. Maybe you sauntered to the finish line. Maybe you dragged your half-conscious body. Yes, sadly, some of you didn’t make it. Doesn’t matter. You wrote a novel or part of a novel. That is a huge accomplishment. Congratulations! [...]

NaNoWriMo: Endings and Pseudo-endings

November 21, 2014

Well, NaNos, you’re almost there. Nine more days to go in your monthlong flurry of creativity. At this point, it doesn’t matter if you’re behind or ahead–although hopefully it’s the latter–you’re probably just about ready for this all to be over. But as [...]

NaNoWriMo: Overcoming the Slump

November 14, 2014

Happy Week Two, novelists! You’re nearly halfway there–16 more days to go. Alas, the deeper we get into November, the more likely it is many writers will find themselves in the dreaded NaNo slump. You’re just a little behind at first. You miss a day or two. Something may have come [...]

NaNoWriMo: Five Tools for Week One

November 5, 2014

As you probably know, we’re on day five of the international craze known as National Novel Writing Month. Maybe you’ve been planning your project for months and have a neat accordion folder of outlines, research, and character profiles. Or perhaps you decided yesterday to sign up for [...]

November Novel Madness! With 100% more math!

November 13, 2012

We at TSHS have mentioned the international craze that is National Novel Writing Month (colloquially known as NaNoWriMo) as a potential writing utensil before. But let’s look at in a little more depth, shall we? If you’re unfamiliar, every November, hundreds of thousands of aspiring [...]