Tips from an Editor: 10 Tips for Self-Editing (and why you should never just self-edit)

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This week, I got the pleasure of receiving a guest post submission from author, editor, and college professor, Rebekah Dodson–who also happens to edit for A Novel Connection. She’s going to explain why it’s important to self-edit, but why you should also not only rely on it. Rebekah Dodson, M.A., Ed.D(c) Why Self Edit? Congrats, […]

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)

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Authors are gearing up for #NanoWrimo!

If you’re unfamiliar with the popular author hashtag, it stands for National Novel Writing Month, which takes place in November.

If you go to NaNoWriMo’s website, you will find a great tool for writing a book during the month of November. Authors who use this tool set out on November 1st to write a 50k word novel by the last day of month.

Author, Martina Billings-Mcatee says, “I wrote my first book on NaNoWriMo, five books later and I’m still writing. It helped me. It gives me a goal even if I don’t meet it. It helps me focus.” 

How does it work?

First, you need to make a profile on NanoWriMo. As you work through your 50k words, you update your progress on oh your profile and are awarded badges along the way