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NaNoWriMo Tip #14: Read a Chapter of Your Favorite Author’s Book

nanowrimoNational Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) launched earlier this month as writers around the globe try to write a 50,000-word novel draft in a single month.

To help the GalleyCat readers taking this challenge, we will be offering NaNoWriMo advice throughout the month. Last year, 341,375 participants wrote a novel in 30 days through the NaNoWriMo program. The writing marathon has generated more than 250 traditionally published novels, according to the organizers.

Our fourteenth tip is: Read a Chapter of Your Favorite Author’s Book. By this point you are more than half way through the month and you may need a little inspiration to recharge your batteries. Some of the best writers of all time have said that reading is one of their best tools for writing. Don’t spend too long on it, but pick up a book by an author that you like and read a chapter or so. This should help inspire new ideas and help keep you going to the finish line.

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