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How Do You Win NaNoWriMo?

In book-writing circles, November is National Novel Writing Month, otherwise known as NaNoWriMo

Here is a brief overview of the rules, along with guidelines to help you win NaNoWriMo

If you can write 50,000 words between November 1 and November 30 then you win!

However, actually getting to that word count will take some discipline and strategy

For many, this number is still overwhelming, which is one reason NaNoWriMo is such an exciting challenge

Sponsors provide other winner goodies, including discounts to writing software and publishing services

The catch? In order to win, you need to register your project on the NaNoWriMo website and

Digital badges and Scrivener discounts aside, the real prize is writing 50,000 words and having a first draft

Here is a breakdown of the NaNoWriMo rules to help you stay on track

If your project isn’t a perfect fit and you still want to participate, then do it

For more information on the rules of NaNoWriMo, both official and unofficial, check out this article

These three articles and resources will help you go further with NaNoWriMo specifically

The third will help you in your goal-setting so you can actually win the challenge!

The first will help you get ready to write your novel, but chances are you’re already

The third will help you set up routines to write consistently

The fourth is for when you finish writing your rough draft and are ready to self-edit

National Novel Writing Month began in 1999 as a challenge between writing friends and has since grown into