This year, I’m the official NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison for the Pakistan region. I’m not totally unaware of the curious juxtaposition of myself as an American ex-pat representing Pakistan for NaNo and vice-versa, so I’ll be working in concert with The Desi Writer’s Lounge, a fantastic organization dedicated to supporting and promoting South Asian writers. I’ll […]
Camp Nano — April Wrap Up
Another Camp Nano (April-flavor) has come and gone. How many of your goals did you meet?
Camp Nano — Week Four Check In
April is almost over — how far have you gotten on your projects?
Camp NaNo 2015 — Week Three Check In
We’re at the halfway mark for the month. Are you halfway through your goals?
Camp NaNo 2015 — Week 2 Check In
As of today, we’re ten days into the first Camp NaNo challenge of the year. So how did you do?
Camp NaNo 2015 — Week 1 Check In
Camp NaNo has started. Have you?
Camp NaNoWriMo starts this week, and I’m sure those of you participating have already put together writing playlists. Below, some of the songs on my playlist!
Every November, I run a series of NaNoWriMo posts for Persephone, offering encouragement and accountability for fellow writers as we progress through the grind of National Novel Writing Month. The single unifying theme of these posts over the last four years has been one of ‘just write it;’ the single most important act of writing […]
NaNoWriMo 2014 — Keep Writing
It’s now December. For many of you, that means the hellish challenge that is NaNoWriMo has come to an end. Perhaps this was the year that you won and printed yourself out a winner’s certificate you can display with pride on your fridge’s door. Or maybe this is the year that you had very good […]
So this happened:
NaNoWriMo 2014 — Week 3 Check In
We’ve reached the third week of NaNoWriMo, friends. How did your writing go over the past seven days?
NaNoWriMo 2014 — 1st Week Check In
Every year during November, Persephone hosts regular Friday check-ins for our readers and writers who are participating in this year’s NaNoWriMo. This week is our first catching up. I can’t wait to hear how you’re doing.
NaNoWriMo 2014 — It Begins
As we say goodbye to 31 Days of Halloween, friends, we can now turn our attention to our next adventure – NaNoWriMo 2014. I don’t wish to alarm you, but if you haven’t been paying attention to the calendar (or the prepping posts we’ve been running this week), NaNo starts tomorrow. Or exactly at the […]
On Monday, in preparation for National Novel Writing Month, we attempted to write a very short synopsis of our story idea. However, some of us get ideas for characters before we know what’s going to happen to them. And that’s a great place to start! So let’s get to know the people in your story.
Writing Diversity into NaNoWriMo
Saturday marks the beginning of NaNoWriMo, and it seems like a lot of ideas are in progress and about to be bravely crafted and thrust out into the world (whether your world means the secret between you and your laptop, a self published ebook or crowdsourcing ideas through Archive of Our Own).