Tuesday, October 25, 2011

How to Plot Your Writing Time During the Month of November

NaNoWriMo challenges writers to write 50,000 words during the month of November. That works out to be 1667 words per day, every single day of the month.

While keeping that word count in mind, at the same time, writers who understand how to use the time most effectively based on the Universal Story, find themselves at the end of November with more than just 50,000 words (though that is an admirable accomplishment in itself).

Writers who are savvy about the parameters of the Universal Story finish out the month with a definable beginning, middle and end.

Happy NaNoWriMo!


  1. Such a great post from Martha Alderson (The Plot Whisperer) on how to plot your time during NaNoWriMo! Much more satisfying to finish the month with a lean 3-act story, complete from start to finish, rather than a bloated 50K manuscript without a third act! LOL

  2. It is a great post isn't it Lia?

    Breaking it down to 1667 words a day makes it seem more manageable

    Anyone who comes out of NaNo with a complete story, even if it's a rough draft has to be happy with that.


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