If you don’t know about NaNoWriMo, then check it out!
NaNoWriMo- Writing 50,000 words during the month of November sounds difficult, doesn’t it? It really isn’t. NaNo is run by a non-profit group and they really work their butts off to provide people with a creative outlet. There are a few simple “rules” and guidelines, though they are fairly flexible. You can win free codes in order to get free copies of the novel you write along with other goodies! At least check it out.
Camp NaNo- To go along with NaNoWriMo is Camp Nano. A much more relaxed atmosphere and the ability to set your own word count, it takes place in both April and July. You can choose cabins with others who write as well to help goad and cheer each other on.
The Snowflake Method- This is one of the few outlining methods that I’ve found super helpful for me. Randy Ingermanson developed this method and the cool thing about it is that it is made to be utilized in part or in whole. In fact, my favorite quote from the article is this: “There are a thousand different methods. The best one for you is the one that works for you.” This is sooo true. So check out the Snowflake Method, check out his site and see what you think.
Helping Writers Become Authors– KM Weiland has a great blog/website that talks about all sorts of helpful writing tips! Along with her books, you should certainly check out this website.
Pacemaker.com– Pacemaker is a great tool to help keep track of your writing goals (and many other goals for that matter as well). I have the premium account and it has some great features. There are limits to their free accounts, but it’s a great way to check it out, at least and decide if the premium version is right for you. The nice thing is, you can check out other people’s plans and see how they might try to reach a goal. There are also group challenges as well as other tools and they are still developing more.