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How to fail at NaNoWrimo and Not feel bad about it

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A short talk I gave at Barcamp London 7 about attempting NaNoWriMo.

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How to fail at NaNoWrimo and Not feel bad about it

  1. 1. NaNoWriMo How to fail at writing a novel in 30 days and not feel bad about it. Abizer Nasir @abizern
  2. 2. NaNoWriMo • National Novel Writing Month • Write a 50,000 word ‘novel’ during the 30 days of November • 50,000 is short enough to be realistic • 30 days is supposed to gag your internal editor.
  3. 3. Success Path • Start • Write 1,667 words a day • Every-day • Finish
  4. 4. GOOD • Forums • Write-ins • Parties
  5. 5. BAD • Forums • Write-ins • Parties
  6. 6. Cat vacuuming • Planning methods • Writing tools • Research • Forums
  7. 7. Why bother? • You will fail (probably) • You will get stressed for no reason • You might never write again
  8. 8. But… • You won’t know till you try. • Some of what you write might be good. • What you waste your time on might turn out to be useful • And finally…
  9. 9. You just might succeed!

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