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Show & Tell – Lettering

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Reaching goals requires effort. Ambition sometimes calls for sacrifice. Turning a dream into a reality isn’t exactly the fantastical adventure we envision, but the struggle is proof that this is real. Keep it up, you’re doing great!

Question of the Day: What are you doing to turn your daydream into a day job?

 

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Show & Tell – Lettering

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That moment when you discover something new about your story, and everything changes…

Question of the Day: What’s your favorite part of being a writer?

 

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For Writers – How To Support Your Cabinmates

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One of the coolest features offered during Camp NaNoWriMo is the option to join a cabin with other writers. They can become your accountability partners, cheer squad, and support group if used correctly. Plus, they’re a lot of fun! If you’re a new writer and looking to make some friendships within the writing community, here are a few tips for supporting your cabinmates during April (or July) and staying connected after Camp NaNo is no more.

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Show & Tell – Lettering

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Distractions have to wait until Camp NaNoWriMo is over, which includes little things like binging season 2 of Miraculous Ladybug on Netflix, taking pictures of new-thrifted books for Instagram, and editing those pesky sentences that are clearly riddled with mistakes and somehow written completely backward. Keep moving forward!

Question of the Day: What’s your biggest distraction during NaNoWriMo?

For Writers – Staying Motivated During Camp NaNoWriMo

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We’re a week into Camp NaNoWriMo, and if you’re like me, you’re already tired. The month-long deadline and a crazy-high goal does enforce the need for daily commitment to our project, but it also has a tendency to wear us out fast. Here are some handy tips for staying motivated during the next three weeks.

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For Writers – Camp NaNoWriMo

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Have you ever been camping? Well, Camp NaNoWriMo is nothing like that. First of all, you’re not stranded in the woods, or by some lake. You’re in your chair, or your writing desk, just like always. There are some other major differences to note. I made a list!

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Camping is a Novelty

I’ve participated in NaNoWriMo for several years now, but the new and novel Camp NaNo is something I’ve never been brave enough to try. Camping has always sounded kind of scary. Wild animals. Bugs. Cold nights. Did I mention bugs? Of course, Camp NaNoWriMo isn’t actually a camp. You get to stay at home in your cozy writing nook.

Since I’ve made almost no writing progress all winter I’m going to give camping with my WIP a shot this year.

For those of you who are too intimidated by NaNoWriMo to give it a try, I think Camp NaNo might be more your pace. Here’s why:

1. NaNoWriMo has always been all about encouraging writers to be productive. They have every tool imaginable to make sure you have what you need to stay motivated.

2. Camp NaNo has a Cabin feature that allows you to bunk with other writers. This is something I’m very excited about as it includes a message board which will allow me to spam my new friends with favorite inspirational writing quotes, cheer them on as they make progress, and share my own milestones along the way. You can, of course, opt out of joining a Cabin if this social aspect doesn’t appeal.

3. Unlike regular old NaNoWriMo, Camp NaNo allows you to pick your own pace and preferred method of progress. You can select Pages, Words, Lines, or Hours and you also get to pick the ultimate goal for the month. This makes it easy to use as a tool to get through an editing pass, train yourself to write daily, track your usual slow-and-steady progress… whatever you like! And since you get to set everything up yourself, you’re pretty much guaranteed to win!

4. NaNoWriMo is technically social media, so if you’re trying to up your online presence this is a really easy way to show up on the radar. Just be sure that you set it up under your penname if this is your goal.

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Start your writing journey at campnanowrimo.org right now!

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