Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Pantsers come in just as many shapes and styles as Plotters. Just as each Plotter might have a different method for how to prepare themselves for writing, individual Pantsers usually have their own little starting rituals or attack strategies in place, too. Just because a Pantser doesn’t plot doesn’t mean they’re necessarily going in blind, either.
I’ve collected a few tips and tricks for how Pantsers can prepare for a productive Camp NaNoWriMo session this July… no pre-writing necessary:
I wrote a grand total of 50,153 in April and made my self-inflicted goal of 50K. This is what a winner looks like:
Question of the Day: How did you do on your Camp NaNoWriMo goal this month? Are you planning to go again in July?
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?
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?
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.
One should use common words to say uncommon things.