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How To Win NaNo: A Writing Podcast
18 minutes | Dec 8, 2021
How To Continue Writing After NaNoWriMo
NaNoWriMo might be over for another season, but that doesn't mean you have to stop writing! In this week's episode, hosts Kristina and Liz discuss how to make writing a habit, how to not burn yourself out, and accountability in general.We also talk a bit about what's next for the podcast, so stay tuned for more!Follow us on Twitter: @howtowinnanoJoin our Discord server: https://discord.gg/u92vfhgAYmBecome a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/howtowinnano
22 minutes | Dec 1, 2021
I've won! Now What Do I Do With All These Novel Drafts?
First of all, YOU DID IT. Another NaNoWriMo has come and gone and whether you wrote 50,000 words or not, you've now got another draft to add to the pile of "now what" novels. These tend to stack up if you've being writing for awhile, and that's okay!In this episode, hosts Kristina and Liz discuss some options for how to next the next step on your writing project.Follow us on Twitter: @howtowinnanoJoin our Discord server: https://discord.gg/u92vfhgAYmBecome a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/howtowinnano
20 minutes | Nov 24, 2021
Writing more than 50k for NaNoWriMo
There are a whole bunch of reasons why a person might write more than 50,000 words for NaNoWriMo: maybe you're just a naturally fast writer, maybe you're trying to finish the book, or maybe you just need a bigger challenge! In this week's episode, hosts Kristina and Liz get into the nitty-gritty of being NaNo over-achievers.Follow us on Twitter: @howtowinnanoJoin our Discord server: https://discord.gg/u92vfhgAYmBecome a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/howtowinnano
23 minutes | Nov 17, 2021
How Important is Story Theme?
Something you might find yourself asking is, "how important is theme when writing my story?" Should theme come before you start writing, or is it something I can figure out along the way?Like most things with writing, there's no wrong way! In this episode, Kristina and Liz discuss different approaches to story theme and why it's sometimes something you might be already doing without even realizing it!
23 minutes | Nov 10, 2021
What Happens When Your Plot Doesn't Go As Planned?
Have you outlined your book, but then once you start writing everything falls apart? How do you push through when feeling disorganized? What if the urge is strong to go back and edit?
19 minutes | Nov 6, 2021
How to Make Book Covers (For Fun & For Real)
Book covers definitely aren't the MOST important thing to be thinking about during NaNoWriMo, but since the NaNo site gives you a nice spot to upload one, it's something that's on our minds! Here are some great tips on making your own!
21 minutes | Nov 1, 2021
2021 Kickoff - Your Annual Pep Talk!
Why this is going to be the best year of NaNoWriMo ever and how you're going to absolutely crush it. Or something like that. :)
12 minutes | Oct 31, 2021
Halloween Spookfest: Tarot Reading for NaNo Novels
Have you ever thought about using tarot cards to help inspire your novel? Or just want to find out what's in store for your writing future? On this special Halloween episode, we do just that.
28 minutes | Oct 27, 2021
Writing When Your Tank is Empty
It's almost November, and maybe you're worried that your tank is ALREADY empty! Whether that be creatively, physically, of just straight burnout, we discuss options for how to fill that tank and get the words written.
24 minutes | Oct 20, 2021
Naming Characters for Fantasy Writing
It's season three ya'll, so we're digging deep. Writing Fantasy? Need to name your characters? Need to name way too many characters? We've got some tips.
21 minutes | Oct 13, 2021
Continuing a Project vs. Starting Something New
Picking which project to work on is the first challenging step in NaNoWrimo...especially for veteran wrimos! Do you always start a brand new project? Do you pick up something you've worked on before? In this episode, we weigh the pros and cons of each idea.Thank you to @froznmangos for inspiring this topic.
12 minutes | Oct 6, 2021
It's 2021 and we're HERE for you!
Can you believe it's already NaNoWriMo season again? In this economy?!Your hosts Kristina and Liz are back for SEASON 3 of How To Win NaNo, in which we get you ready to crush that daily word count and hopefully come out the other end with a novel you're proud to have written.It's so good to be back!
12 minutes | Dec 5, 2020
It's Over! You Did It!
Or you didn't, and that's okay too! As we wrap up a particularly strange year of NaNoWriMo, your hosts Kristina and Liz leave you with some final thoughts on what this year was like, and what to do next.
15 minutes | Nov 29, 2020
The 2020 Homestretch "You Can Do It!" Episode
What if you're behind? What if all of your friends are ahead of you? What if you *gasp* finish early? In this episode, we discuss all things related to the home-stretch.
13 minutes | Nov 17, 2020
The 2020 Halfway Pep Talk Episode
We're halfway! How are you feeling? Need a pick me up? Then you've come to the right place.
15 minutes | Nov 13, 2020
NaNoWriMo, Screen Fatigue and You
How to write your novel this November when you're just plain tired of being on your computer.
15 minutes | Nov 6, 2020
How to Cultivate a NaNo Community From Home
Feelin' blue about the pandemic? Missing all your IRL NaNo buddies? Here are some tips for connecting with people even when you have to do it remotely!
15 minutes | Nov 1, 2020
2020 Kickoff - A Pep Talk!
It's November 1st! Feeling overwhelmed? US TOO! HAPPY NANO!
21 minutes | Oct 24, 2020
Non-Traditional NaNoWriMo Ideas
Thinking about doing short stories, a memoir, a rewrite, or some other kind of non-traditional idea for NaNoWriMo this year? In this episode, Liz and Kristina discuss strategies, and how this is a totally okay thing to do.
16 minutes | Oct 16, 2020
Getting Motivated When It Feels Like the World is Ending
In this week's episode, we talk about ways to find inspiration, ways to reward yourself for hitting certain world milestones, and just plain pushing through when things get tough. It's going to be a wild NaNoWriMo, folks, but we've got your back.
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