NaNoWriMo: 11/11 Wear Sunscreen

“Advice is a form of nostalgia.
Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal,
wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it
for more than it’s worth.” 
(the words of Mary Schmick, 6.1.97)


~~ 11.11.14 ~~

If you happen to be in the market for some recycled wisdom, you are in luck. Following is one bit of advice that can be found on the NaNo site. …and, if not, you are still free to wear sunscreen.

NaNoWriMo Tip #1: Read Two Years’ Worth of Advice in a Single Post

30 National Novel Writing Month Tips from 2011

1. Write in the Cloud
2. ‘Don’t Finish.’
3. Cliche Finder Stops Cliches Before They Start
4. Take the Fantasy Novelist’s Exam
5. Use a Name Generator
6. Seek Library Write-In Support
7. Consult Role Playing Game Plots
8. Best Pandora Stations for Writing
9. Use the Brainstormer App
10. Dictate Your Novel Draft11. Use Foursquare for Inspiration
12. ‘Failure Instructs the Writer’
13: Use the Online Graphical Dictionary
14. Write ‘TK’ for Missing Facts
15. ‘Everyone Has a Certain Amount of Bad Writing to Get Out of Their System’
16. Use a Plot Diagram Tool
17. Test Your Characters
18. Use the Reverse Dictionary
19. Use Correct Writing Posture
20. Start a Writing Bible
21. ‘It’s Not a Sprint, It’s a Marathon’
22. Use Your Smartphone for Novel Writing & Editing
23. Turn Your Computer Into a Typewriter
24. Use Write or Die for Motivation
25. Relax with a Literary Drink
26. Browse BibliOdyssey for Inspiration
27. World of Warcraft Procrastinator Support
28. Request a Free Book Cover
29. Lulu Titlescorer Tests Your Title
30. Share Your Final Sentence

30 National Novel Writing Month Tips from 2012

1. Read 30 Tips from Last Year
2. Use the Reference Desk
3. Type a Poem
4. Make a Mind Map
5. Reward Yourself
6. Seek Figment Support
7. Download Seven Free Writing eBooks
8. Get a Literary Butt-Kicking
9. Write What You DON’T Know
10. Fight a Word War
11. Write in the Same Place
12. Download the Free Writing Cheatsheet
13. “Obvious to you. Amazing to others.”
14. Listen to Spotify: NaNoWriMo Tip #14
15. Take the Random Cliche Test 
16. Consult a Plot Doctor
17. Fix Your Computer Screen Color
18. Join the Typewriter Brigade
19. Fill Out a Character Chart
20. Meet Your Deadline with Kittens
21. Use the Symbolitron
22. Make a Spreadsheet
23. Explore the World with Globe Genie
24. Write with Your Neighbors
25. Try Communal World Building
26. Write by Hand
27. Adopt an Idea
28. Explore the Onomatopoeia Dictionary
29. Swap Your Novel
30. Keep Writing Every Day



Standard: 18,337
Boog, J. (2012, November 1). NaNoWriMo Tip #1: Read Two Years’ Worth of Advice in a Single Post. (Retrieved November 11, 2014)
Duffy, K. (2002, January 1). Everybody’s Free to Wear Sunscreen. (Retrieved November 11, 2014)


For the most part, this blog is about reading and writing m/m romances, but there are a few personal reflections, some writerly information, and a bit of writing practice. Thank you for stopping by.

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