Be Successful This NaNoWriMo with Idea Sparks!

Hey everyone! I’m excited to have my friend and author Michelle Lim here today talking about writing and her new book. If you’re a writer, then you’ve heard of NaNoWrimo. Writing a book in a month! Michelle has some great tips and her new book is loaded with them. Welcome, Michelle! Take it away.

How
to NaNoWrimo with Success – Idea Sparking Style
Are you crazy enough to try to write a novel in a
month? I am. Two years of success and one of failure have taught me a few
strategies to keep my novel-in-a-month plan on track.
NaNoWriMo success and failure comes down to a few
key elements. Not caffeine, chocolate, or bon bons. These indulgences might
help you be successful, but they won’t be the determining factors.
Success on the thirty-day novel path involves
determination, a support group, writing reflection, and inspiration. The
determination is something you will have to glean from inside yourself, but the
rest can be purposefully sought out and planned.

How
to NaNoWriMo with Success – Idea Sparking Style:

*Determination.
Writing
a novel in a month takes Olympic style determination. Find articles, short
stories, and pictures that inspire you to keep pushing past the pain of this
journey. Pin them up around your writing space or keep them next to you to look
at when you need them.

*Gather
Your Support Group.
Mentors, writing pals, encouragers, and
accountability buddies are key to your writing success. Connect with these
friends as you begin your thirty-day novel journey and plan how they can help.
Bringing in dinner, calling to talk about your story, reminding you that you
are brilliant are all things that will keep you going in the difficult moments.

*Reflection
and Inspiration.
After my experiences on the thirty-day
novel journey, I realized that writers needed a resource to help them on the
writing journey. That inspired my new book: Idea
Sparking: 30 Idea Sparks to Write a Novel in a Month.

My
newest release: Idea Sparking: 30 Idea
Sparks to Write a Novel in a Month
is a great way to help you spark your
novel.
 Why?
Idea Sparking: 30 Idea Sparks to
Write a Novel in a Month 
accompanies
an author on a thirty-day novel journey. Daily
idea prompts assist authors in finding the inspiration to
write. With personal experience insights and goal
setting reflections, this book is the perfect resource for the writer
who wants to write a novel in a month, or the author looking for
a resource for their everyday writing journey. What you will
find in this incredible resource:
*A weekly
inspirational focus to get you ready to write
*Daily Idea Sparks to spark
your creativity and get you writing
*Mini writing craft
tips that enhance your writing
*Daily Mid-day Milestones with
thought-provoking questions to improve writing habits
*Weekly Check-Ups
to retune your process to set you up for success

Have
you ever written a novel in a month? What helped you on the journey?
Author Michelle Lim is the Brainstorming/Huddle Coach with My Book Therapy Press and the
Midwest Zone Director for American
Christian Fiction Writers
. Michelle’s Genesis winning romantic suspense is
represented with Books & Such Literary Agency. Michelle’s New Release – Idea
Sparking: 30 Idea Sparks to Write a Novel in a Month
releases October 27th.
Since her nonfiction book release, Idea Sparking: How To Brainstorm Conflict In
Your Novel
, through public
speaking and online chats Michelle helps writers discover the revolutionary
power of brainstorming to bring new life to their stories. Connect with
Michelle as www.thoughtsonplot.wordpress.com
, @MichelleLim24 on Twitter,
and Facebook.

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2 thoughts on “Be Successful This NaNoWriMo with Idea Sparks!

  1. I have never written a novel in a month, but I'm hoping to soon! 🙂

     
     
  2. Yay! I know you can totally do it, Laurie! When I am on Ally Cats on Friday I will give some age specific tips to Moms with children during NaNo. They might help. You can totally write a novel in a month.

     
     

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