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NaNoWriMo Writers Produced 3 Billion Words in a Month

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) ended last night as writers around the world counted a collective total of 3,288,976,325 words this year–215 million more words than last year.

As these writers toiled away, we published daily links to writing tools and tips. We’ve collected the individual posts below–the advice will work all year round.

Here is our final piece of advice: Take a break and then edit like crazy. Remember your NaNoWriMo manuscript is just a draft and it takes  A LOT more work to publish.

NaNoWriMo Tips for 2012

NaNoWriMo Tip #1: Read Two Years’ Worth of Advice in a Single Post

Use Free Google Docs Tools: NaNoWriMo Tip #2

Write Like Hilary Mantel: NaNoWriMo Tip #3

NaNoWriMo Tip #4: Get Off The Internet

Submit Your NaNoWriMo Novel to Avon Impulse: NaNoWriMo Tip #5

25 Writing Prompts to Inspire Twitter Fiction: NaNoWriMo Tip #6

Check Your Grammar Online: NaNoWriMo Tip #7

NaNoWriMo Tip #8: Why You Should Write By Hand

Tools to Outline Your Novel: NaNoWriMo Tip #9

NaNoWriMo Tip #10: Use deviantART for Inspiration

How Stephen King Writes Imagery: NaNoWriMo Tip #11

NaNoWriMo Tip #12: Use WriteChain to Track Your Progress

Get Figment Writing Prompts: NaNoWriMo Tip #13

NaNoWriMo Tip #14: Turn Your Browser into a Typewriter

Fake Name Generator for Writers: NaNoWriMo Tip #15

NaNoWriMo Tip #16: Get Writer’s Digest Giveaways

NaNoWriMo Tip # 17: Answer Twitter Questions

Write with the 1,000 Most Common Words NaNoWriMo Tip #18

NaNoWriMo Tip #19: Visit Your Genre Lounge

Best Writing Music of 2012: NaNoWriMo Tip #20

NaNoWriMo Tip #21: How To Find a Writing Partner

Try the Cut-Up Machine: NaNoWriMo Tip #22

NaNoWriMo Tip #23: Dial 911 for Writer’s Block

Explore a Genre Mind Map: NaNoWriMo Tip # 24

NaNoWriMo Tip #25: Try the Random Line Generator

How To Create an Anti-Hero: NaNoWriMo Tip #26

NaNoWriMo Tip #27: Have a Literary Drink

Get Some Exercise: NaNoWriMo Tip #28

NaNoWriMo Tip # 29: Plot Bank for Writers

Don’t Forget To Edit: NaNoWriMo Tip #30

 

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