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NaNoWriMo Tip # 20: Don’t Be Self-Critical

nanowrimoNational Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is almost over, as writers around the globe try to finish 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 twentieth tip is: Don’t Be Self-Critical. You are almost there, keep writing. Finish the text. Save the criticism for your editing phase, and make sure it is constructive. We gleaned this advice from the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency’s blog, which includes 44 helpful tips. http://jeanvnaggarliteraryagency.blogspot.com/2013/11/44-nanowrimo-tips-and-tricks-from-24.html

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