Tuesday, November 2, 2010

NaNoWriMo Tip

NaNoWriMo... So perhaps I’m procrastinating….

Something that I read last year was to NEVER delete anything while NaNoWriMo is on. Leave the editing until December, January or later.

It’s a great idea but I found when I went back to my 2009 Nano, some parts were confusing.

My 2010 Nano Tip – if you want to delete it … put brackets around it, change the font colour or underscore. That way when you come back to editing, you’ll have a good idea of the parts to delete straight away.

Have you got any great NaNoWriMo Tips?


  1. Great tip, Michelle. And not just for NaNo writers either. Sometimes those fresh ideas are better than the edited ones - so you want to keep a copy of them to revert back to. Even PB authors.

    Kat - http://katswhiskers.wordpress.com/

    (Your blog isn't talking to my wordpress tonight - so I've had to log in anonymously.)

  2. This is a great one! I bracket all kinds of stuff and highlight it with yellow. Then I just have to search for the highlights to know what I need to fill in. This works because I don't write in order and often have to piece my scenes together.

  3. I like your tip. I always think I will remember things but I never do unless i note it some how. i am off to find you to be your NaNo buddy.

  4. Ok. i found you and added you as a buddy. Your word count is fantastic. My user name is goldennib.

  5. Kat - yes, it is so important to keep those original ideas ... just in case you decide to revert back

    Elana - I think I'll add highlighting to my first draft... great idea... have done it in re-writes but now will being using that one for NaNo

    Nessa - thanks for finding me on NaNo... I found you too :)


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