NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo Top Writing Tips from Childrens Author RK Alker from Lancashire, EnglandNaNoWriMo November is National Novel Writing Month shortened to #NaNoWriMo. Hundreds of thousands of people engage in this writing challenge to pen 50,000 words of a new novel in the month of November. The task is not a finished book – it is about the first draft.

“The first draft is just you telling yourself the story.” Terry Pratchett

For many writers the edit takes much longer than the first draft, but like the late great Terry Pratchett said “The first draft is just you telling yourself the story.”

Every Story Matters. Let’s Start Writing Yours.

NaNoWriMo.org

In 1999 a group of 21 writers began NaNoWriMo in San Francisco.

 “Every Story Matters. Let’s Start Writing Yours.”

These are the words that greet potential participants on the official NaNoWriMo website as they embark on a writing adventure – a veritable month-long marathon of writing plots, writing plans, spider diagrams of gargantuan proportions culminating a creative writing frenzy.

NaNoWriMo How To Get Started Writing from Childrens Author RK Alker from Lancashire, EnglandNaNoWriMo Community Support

NaNoWriMo is a creative writing project on the internet during November each year. With community encouragement throughout by some very well-known authors and tips on writing problems and roadblocks like writer’s block.

How Many Participants Are There in NaNoWriMo?

At the time of writing there were some 800,000 active novelists and 368,000 novels completed at nanowrimo.org

How Many Pages Is 50,000 Words?

A 50,000-word manuscript or novel could range from 180 to 220 pages.

National Novel Writing Month

The long version of NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month. A description of the event can also be found on Wikipedia.

Continued below… NaNoWriMo Top Tips to Start Writing

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NaNoWriMo Top Tips to Start Writing

Children laughing at Children’s Comedy NaNoWriMo Top Writing Tips from Childrens Author RK Alker from Lancashire, EnglandI am a late bloomer in the field of children’s fiction. I have swooned to and from writing fiction for 30 years.

NaNoWriMo Children’s Author Advice

Just go for it – launch!

Author Promotional Skills Package

Develop the author promotional skills package later – I did – I’m on page one of Google for “funny children’s author” and I don’t even have a publisher yet.

Write with Passion – Live the Adventure

I am very fortunate – my writing consumes me. I ache to write. When I start a novel my passion overflows onto the page. My heart beats out of my chest as I take the adventurous twists and turns with the characters and I find it very difficult to put down.

The Writer’s Imagination

For me, writing and the imagination is a source of utter joy – it saved my life. I wrote books for my kids whilst laid up with a career changing injury sustained saving a life.

NaNoWriMo Funny Kids Books

My legacy? Funny kids’ books written by a BIG kid…

What Will Your Legacy Be?

My only regret, as a late bloomer, is that I waited so long to begin writing!

So, do me a favour: START.

Just go for it and don’t look back

…and above all things – enjoy the ride!

 

Bon Voyage

R.K. Alker Children’s Author

R.K. Alker is a Funny Kids’ Writer or Children’s Author from Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, Earth.

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Participating in NaNoWriMo 2019? Caution!

There are lots of articles out there about how to benefit and what to avoid. Happy reading everyone!

 

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