Tips from A NaNo Winner
3. The story is never over. Okay, maybe if you have the universe implode into nothingness on the final page, the story might end then. But otherwise your characters will keep living their lives and things will keep happening to them. Where you cut it off can change dramatically. This is one tip that I didn’t get until just this year. I always used to throw more wild twists into my novels until they reached the magic word count goal, but this year I challenged myself not to introduce anything new past the halfway point. My writing material would simply follow from what I had already written. It was easier than I had expected, and my story was one of the tightest knit that I’ve ever written in November.
Hopefully you’re feeling a little more inspired about your writing journey, and I hope to see you in the winner’s circle soon! What are your tips to winning NaNoWriMo? How have you won in the past? Please comment, and I’d love to read what you have to say!