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What’s the Point of NaNoWriMo? Reach the End.

We’re only a few days into National Novel Writing Month—if you’re churning out a daily word count, congratulations! Keep up the good work. If not, there are plenty of days left to meet the soft NaNoWriMo goal of completing the first draft of a 50,000-word manuscript before 11:59:59 pm on November 30. National Novel Writing […]

Holiday Gift Ideas for Writers

It’s the giving season, which means there might be a writer on your list. Or maybe you’re that lucky writer on someone else’s list! Either way, here are some great gift ideas for writers: A gift certificate to your local independent bookstore. Good writers are wide readers. Plus, you support a local business! It’s a […]

The Freedom to Give NaNoWriMo Everything You Got

….And just like that, we’re a few days into National Novel Writing Month! If you haven’t started yet, don’t worry, you have plenty of time before November 30 to write 50,000 words of a novel. If you need help getting started, click here. Spending too much time on social media during this pandemic-fueled election-cycle Age […]

November 1 Kicks Off NaNoWriMo

November 1 marks the beginning of National Novel Writing Month, better known as “NaNoWriMo.” Over thirty days, thousands of writers around the globe commit to writing 50,000 words. A 501(c)(3) non-profit that has become an international phenomenon, NaNoWriMo values “enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline…for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.” In the […]

Technology Can Help You Write Better

At the NCWN 2018 Fall Conference, CharlotteLit’s Paul Reali will lead the session “Technology Toolkit: Software and Tech Stuff for Writers.” He’ll discuss “Scrivener vs. Microsoft Word (and the seven things that will make you go to Scrivener and never come back); online grammar and proofreading tools; how to back up and never lose your […]