Camp NaNoWriMo Prep

If you’re taking part in Camp NaNoWriMo for the first time this April, you may wonder what you can do to prepare for the month of writing or preparing for NaNoWriMo in November. I would say that it’s a good idea to prepare for the Camp in much the same way as you would for November.

Even if you are a pantser (making the story up as you go along instead of planning it out beforehand), knowing what you want to achieve during April is very important to keep you on track whether you’re planning on writing 10 000 words or 50 000 words. In the light of this, I have previously written a number of posts that can help you prepare and keep on track.

Camp NaNoWriMo Prep Resources

  • Scrivener – the best writing software I have come across and worth every cent. You also get a 30-day free trial and as it is one of the sponsors of Camp NaNoWriMo, you get a discount on the software after April. Trust me, this writing software is worth every cent over and over (and over).
  • Pinterest – Whether it’s getting inspiration for characters, looking for more writing tips, or just keeping an idea board for your story, Pinterest is a great platform to not only keep track for yourself, but also show the world just how awesome the story you’re busy with is.
  • Wikipedia Book Creator – Wikipedia’s Book Creator is a very handy way to get all your preliminary research into a handy PDF file.
  • Pantsing and Planning – How are you going to go about finishing your project? Pantsing, planning, or a bit of both?

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By Carin Marais

Bibliophile, writer of speculative fiction, non-fiction, and maybe-fiction, language practitioner, doer of stuff.

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