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Swap Your Novel: NaNoWriMo Tip #29

As you finish your National Novel Writing Month manuscript this week, there is one very very very important thing to remember: You need to edit your work before you even consider publishing it.

To get the editing started, you should join a novel swap. On the NaNoWriMo forums, writers around the world will swap novels for critiques, fresh ideas and support.

Here’s more: “Think of this forum like a dating site for novels and readers. You’ve got a novel and you want some feedback, so this is the place to put up a personal ad to find someone who’d like give it a test drive. You may also want to read some other novels and give feedback. There is no obligation to share your novel if you’re just here giving feedback. Please limit your posting of your work to 5 pages or 1,500 words, whichever is less.

This is our twenty-ninth NaNoWriMo Tip of the Day. As writers around the country join the writing marathon this month, we will share one piece of advice or writing tool to help you cope with this daunting project.

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