Monday, October 25, 2010

NaNo Tip #1: Try Something New

One week until NaNo! In honor of this awesome event, I'm going to be posting tips on how to make it to 50k before the end of November all week this week (except for Wednesday and Friday) and then every Monday.

Today's tip: Try something new

One of the best parts of NaNo can be trying something that you've never tried before. Write in a new genre, a new tense, a new point of view, a whole other outlook that you've never tried before. You never know what you might like.

Another new thing you can do is if you're usually an outliner, try being a pantser for the month. The worst thing that can happen is you'll find out it doesn't work for you. The best thing that can happen is you'll have a wider range of tools that you can use and maybe even find a new style of writing that you like better than anything you'd ever tried before.

If you're trying something new for NaNo this year, what is it? If you've tried something new in previous years, how did it work out?


M.J. Horton said...

This would be a rule I would follow. It would make it all the more exciting (challenging, but exciting).