Motown Writers Oct 8th Meetup Notes & Resources #mwn #motownlit

Thanks for coming to our meeting and even if you didn’t come thank you for checking out our notes and resources.

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As always I try to provide resources and notes from the meeting to help you take what you’ve learned and we’ve shared to higher levels. My goal is for local authors to work smarter and not harder (or just as hard.)

For our plot and story talk, here’s a resource to go into more detail

10 ways to increase story tension: @CherylRWrites

National Novel Writing Month Prep

About NaNoWriMo
NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, takes place every year in November. Writers are challenged to start and complete a 50,000 word novel between November 1 and November 30. This year, over 200,000 writers are expected to participate. Learn more at (per smashwords website)

If you haven’t done so already (and you’re really serious about writing 50K in 30 days), please take a moment and sign up for National Novel Writing Month Officially on their site. Make sure you get your badge and post them on your site to showcase to others you’ve taken the challenge – do or die… almost.

The following are articles & resources to help you on your way.

25 things you should know about NaNoWriMo: @ChuckWendig #writing

Nanowrimo Prep: What’s Your Premise? @AlexSokoloff

Preparing for NaNoWriMo: Vet and Fertilize Your Story Idea: @storyfix #writing

NaNoWriMo tip–keep your character close to home:

8 Writing Tricks You Won’t Read Anywhere Else:

Tips for Writers: How to Trick Your Brain into Writing | The Gatekeepers Post

5 tips for a successful NaNoWriMo (and how Scrivener can help):

I’ve also found some books courtesy of Smashwords downloadable for your enjoyment

NaNo for the New and the Insane

Smashwords is helping authors showcase their NaNoWriMo challenge.


Learn how to add, track and promote your own NaNo books

Don’t Forget the password for the $10 discount on writers workshops, author table or Bronze sponsorship.


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Thank you so much!

Your founder and moderator, Sylvia Hubbard

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