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NaNoWriMo Writing Tips

In preparation for the start of National Novel Writing Month on November 1st, here are my writing tips:

It's going to be an interesting November. Plundering a notebook of observations provides ideas when you have none, and dream sequences are good for adding word count. A small USB drive is great for backing up copies of your work, but don't depend on any one storage method. Email it to a web-based email account as another backup.

I keep HTML files with a list of character names (so I don't have two people with names starting with S), background info on the main characters, and a plot roadmap split into three acts. Those get zipped and stored with the Word document of the story, saved daily on my USB drive and laptop.

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