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Posted on: October 29, 2018

Do You Know About NaNoWriMo?


Are you ready to celebrate NaNoWriMo with us this November? If you didn't already know, NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo, which began online in 1999 with 21 participants and is now an annual event with hundreds of thousands of people, challenges writers to create a 50,000-word manuscript during November. During NaNoWriMo, renowned and celebrated authors encourage participating writers to keep them motivated during the project, and throughout the month, organizers work to keep collaborators creating is by providing them tips to help combat writer's block.

If you've ever struggled with writer's block, you already know it can be frustrating, but did you know there are some you can get your creative juices flowing again?

We suggest that you: 

Step away for a bit. We actually mean stepping away from your computer or notebook and go for a walk around the block or check out one of our great trails. Getting away gives you time to take a deep breath, regroup, and reorganize your thoughts.

Do away with distractions. Think about the space you are writing in. Is it cluttered? Is it comfortable? Are there distractions? If your environment is not lending to your ability to focus, relocate to a quiet and cozy place, such as the Little Elm Public Library. (Just not during Story Time on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.!)

Do something totally different. Sometimes you doing something else that is creative can help get your writing back on track. Consider painting, crafting, or even building something to get motivated to tackle that next chapter!

Read a book. You're a writer, which means you've likely been inspired by another author. Step away from your keyboard and head for the bookshelf to grab your favorite novel or something entirely new.

Just write. That may sound strange if you're struggling with writer's block, but some writers find that free writing, an exercise in which you just sit down and write without regard to style, grammar, or topic for a predetermined period can help them get back on track after a creative slowdown.

Do you want to learn more about or sign up for NaNoWriMo? Visit the website here. We encourage you to visit the Little Elm Public Library for inspiration or to just tell us about what you are writing! We would love to hear from you!

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