NaNo for the New and the Insane

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NaNo for the New and the Insane is a short work dedicated to helping people stay on track for the month long NaNoWriMo event in November of each year. More
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About Lazette Gifford

Lazette is an avid writer as well as the owner of Forward Motion for Writers and the owner/editor of Vision: A Resource for Writers.

It's possible she spends too much time with writers.

And cats.

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Reviews of NaNo for the New and the Insane by Lazette Gifford

Sarah Spelbring reviewed on June 17, 2019

This a book about National Novel Writing Month, something I had meant to read before last year's NaNoWriMo event but never got around to it. Basically is series of essays meant to help you stay on track and finish NaNoWriMo.

There are sections on tackling plots, surviving the forums, and staying motivated to write 50,000 words in one month. I love that the main theme is that whatever happens, have fun. NaNoWriMo is meant to be a fun writing challenge so that even if you don't 'win' you still have a wonderful experience.

I especially enjoyed the interview with Chris Baty, the creator of NaNoWriMo. Essays are also pulled from Vision, a writing ezine, and blog posts from the author. I did find this ebook inspiring and do have some new techniques to try out with my writing routine.

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Claude Desvergnes reviewed on June 14, 2013

Si vous savez lire l'anglais (niveau moyen) et que vous désirez en savoir plus sur NaNoWriMo, ce livre est fait pour vous.
Bien entendu, ce livre peut vous servir en dehors de NaNoWriMo, les conseils prodigués sont valables pour toute personne désirant écrire un roman.
Personnellement, c'est ce livre qui m'a décidée à me lancer dans la grande aventure de NaNoWriMo (winner 2011 & 2012), aventure que j'espère renouveler en 2013.
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Ken Talbot reviewed on Nov. 2, 2011

I liked this book. It was very informative and useful to me.
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Sara Harricharan reviewed on Oct. 1, 2011

A fun and quick run down on what National Novel Writing Month is and how you can be ready for it. I would definitely recommend it for first-time Wrimos and to even the veteran ones for a few good laughs. It's informative and useful!
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J.A. Marlow reviewed on Sep. 9, 2011

I love this book! It helped me win my very first Nano in 2007 with practical steps for success. Gifford is now offering it as an easily accessed ebook for a variety of ebook readers (yay!) and has also been newly edited and revised!

Not only is the information good for Nano, but also for writing first drafts outside of Nano. A must-have!
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C S McClellan reviewed on Sep. 7, 2011

This is a fast, enjoyable read for anyone who's thought about jumping into National Novel Writing Month. Gifford is a professional writer, editor, and publisher who's been a part of NaNoWriMo for years, and still loves it. She punctures misconceptions, makes it clear it's not for everybody, but might be exactly right for you. As if that isn't enough (and all for free), there's a good deal of practical writing advice that's worth checking out even if you think NaNo is a creation of the devil, to be undertaken at the risk of your creative soul
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