Sunday, October 28, 2018

Preparing for November: NaNoWriMo and Nonfiction November


It's almost time for NaNoWriMo. I have signed up for eleven years, but I have yet to write a novel.

This year will be different.

I will write 50,000 words in November.

I'm preparing for NaNoWriMo right now.

I'd love to have some writing buddies. I'm debnance there.




Nonfiction November is a month dedicated to celebrating nonfiction…we’ll talk about our favorite nonfiction, trade recommendations, discuss our nonfiction reading habits, and hopefully discover some new book blogs! There will be a link-up for your posts every Monday…see Sarah’s Bookshelves for the schedule of events and where to find the link-ups.

Here are some books I may read/reread for Nonfiction November:
          Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
          Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg
          Old Friend from Far Away: The Power of Writing Memoir by Natalie Goldberg
          If You Want to Write by Brenda Ueland

          


Are you planning to do Nonfiction November and/or NaNoWriMo? 


22 comments:

  1. I heartily recommend all four non-fiction books. You will be inspired! Best of luck with NaNoWriMo ... I know you will finish and I am cheering you on :)

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  2. I need to prep for Nonfiction November sometime since I love nonfiction. Good luck with NaNoWriMo!

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    1. I really intend to focus on nonfiction in November. Thank you, Kathy.

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  3. All the very best on your NaNoWriMo. And thanks for the great recommendations.

    Gayathri @ Elgee Writes

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  4. Good luck with NaNoWriMo! You will enjoy it. I participated in it after retirement, in 2010, and did go on to publish the book.

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  5. I'm looking forward to Nonfiction November... so many books to read! Good luck with NaNoWriMo :)

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  6. I have read quite a bit of non-fiction already this year so am not doing Non-fiction November. You've probably already read some of my favorite non-fiction: Boys in the Boat; Just Mercy; and Picking Cotton.

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    1. I think I will look for Picking Cotton. I have a copy of Boys in the Boat here, and I have read Just Mercy.

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  7. I think all the NaNo people are crazy, but I hope you’re able to write your novel! I’m doing Nonfiction November. I’m not signing up for anything because I won’t have time to write extra posts. I’m looking forward to reading lots of nonfiction, though.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. I think I'm going to work on my Nonfiction November posts early so I can spend a lot of time writing NaNoWriMo.

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  8. Oh good luck you with NaNoWriMo! Wishing you lots of inspiration and success :)

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  9. I hope you are able to write your novel. I am not a nonfiction person really. But, that doesn't mean I shouldn't try at least one in November. See if I like it. Good luck with your challenge!

    Mary

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  10. Good luck with NaNoWriMo! I'm definitely more of a reader than a writer myself. I wish it was different though. I always loved writing. I just can't think of the stuff I'd want to write.

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  11. Great! I posted my first post today for nonficnov: https://wordsandpeace.com/2018/10/29/nonfiction-november-my-year-2018-in-nonfiction/
    I actually write a lot every week, as I do translation. So I plan this year to keep track of all my words and make a weekly post

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