There are still a few days left to sign up for NaNoWriMo, the 30-day writing marathon that might take everything you have to finish, but will leave you with a great reward: the first full draft of a 50,000-word novel. There’s no need to go it alone, though; this week’s links include tools and supports that will make this November your best (and most productive!) month yet.
Block It Out
Ah, the Internet?that wellspring of productivity and distraction. If the lure of social media or other online distractions is keeping you from hitting your writing goal, check out some of these writing apps, distraction blockers, and other tips for getting words onto the page. If You’re really brave, try WriteOrDie; it starts deleting your work if you go off track!
Talk It Out
NaNoWriMo is a tough journey to make on your own. For craft support, technical support, and just moral support, check out the online forums at Absolute Write. If in-person meetings are more your style, see if there’s a NaNoWriMo support group in your area.
Rock It Out
Whether you prefer writing to the sound of Bach or Bollywood or blues, consider expanding your writing playlist a little this month. This blog post shows some professional writers? favourite tracks.