NaNoWriMo participants have less than 24 hours to complete their project. For our final tip, we’re sharing some of our favorite lessons from five established authors who contributed to The Guardian’s “Ten Rules For Writing Fiction” piece.
01. “Try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip.” — Elmore Leonard
02. “Have regrets. They are fuel. On the page they flare into desire.” — Geoff Dyer
03. “Do back exercises. Pain is distracting.” — Margaret Atwood
04. “Remember you love writing. It wouldn’t be worth it if you didn’t. If the love fades, do what you need to and get it back.” — A.L. Kennedy
05. “Finish what you’re writing. Whatever you have to do to finish it, finish it.” — Neil Gaiman
This is our twentieth NaNoWriMo Tip of the Day. To help GalleyCat readers take on the challenge of writing a draft for a 50,000-word novel in 30 days, we will be offering advice throughout the entire month.