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Old 10-19-2013, 12:27 PM   #13
Graham
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Originally Posted by kennyc View Post
I did nanowrimo once ages ago. Anyone have particular tips as to how to make it work?
Everyone's different, but I think that to get a coherent first draft completed in the month you do need an outline. You're likely to need a lot more words in the limited time otherwise.

Hitting the 50,000 target actually wasn't too hard when I did it last year, and I always felt that it was in reach as I stayed on track throughout with words per day, so the goal quite quickly became getting to the end of the story, rather than hitting the wordcount target. I managed to bring it to its conclusion after 61,000 words within the month.

The draft itself is of immensely variable quality, but I got great satisfaction out of completing it and the simple act of hacking out that number of words has definitely improved my writing.

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