November 6: Natalie Goldberg

November 6: Natalie Goldberg's writing advice | Daily Literary Quotes @ Literary Cobblestones
November 6: Natalie Goldberg’s writing advice | Daily Literary Quotes @ Literary Cobblestones

Happy Friday, Cobblers!

You’re on the homestretch of the work-week, or if you’re doing NaNoWriMo, you’ve almost completed the first week, so let’s celebrate with some writing advice from Natalie Goldberg.

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How are you feeling, NaNoWriMo-er? According to Bustle’s Alex Weiss, you’re probably still in the excited and inspired stages of the quest. Check out Weiss’ full list to see what you have to look forward to: “The 16 Emotional Stages Every NaNoWriMo Participant Experiences.” From the outside looking in, I love the watching the range of emotions that writers experience during NaNoWriMo; don’t take it personally, it’s just my bitterness coming out. 🙂

Already hitting a writer’s block? GalleyCat’s Dianna Dilworth has a tip to help you through it: “NaNoWriMo Tip #5: Read a Chapter From Your Favorite Book.” To be a good writer, you need to be a reader; so take it back to your earliest inspiration, and read your favorite author again.

Need some more tips? Laura Moss has a list of tips to help you make it to the end, from Mother Nature Network: “8 tips to help you win NaNoWriMo.” Here’s my favorite tip: “Regardless of whether you win NaNoWriMo or not, if you want to be a novelist, your work isn’t over on Nov. 30. Finish your draft, revise your novel, swap manuscripts with your new NaNo friends and critique each other’s work. Keep on writing every day. NaNoWriMo is one over-caffeinated month of furious writing, but writers write regardless of what the calendar says.

Tweets, Tweets, Tweets

Here are my favorite NaNoWriMo tweets that I came across today:

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That’s it for today, Cobblers. Any writing tips you haven’t seen yet? Let us know in the comments.


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