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NaNoWriMo Tip #1: Write in the Cloud

nanowrimo.jpgNational Novel Writing Month begins today as thousands of writers struggle to pound out 50,000 words in a single month. Will you join the writing marathon? Say hello in the comments section below–we’ll be keeping track of participating GalleyCat writers.

Wired magazine has compiled a link-filled list of tools for focusing on your novel.We also recommend checking out our Writer Resources section–a constantly updated series of tools you can use for your novel writing marathon. Below we’ve included a pile of links to help you start writing today.

Check it out: “If you’re writing on a computer, get a writing app that helps hide the clutter and distractions of your desktop. Check out apps like Apple’s Pages, WriteRoom, or Ommwriter for Mac or DarkRoom for Windows. If you’d like to do your writing in the cloud, use something like Google Docs or Zoho Writer which will automatically save your work … My Writing Nook is a clean, minimalist browser-based writing environment that integrates with your Google account. It has a dictionary and thesaurus built in, and a word counter!”

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