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Features | Blog Posts To Bookmark For NaNoWriMo!

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November is just around the corner and for a lot of our readers this means it's time to get writing! In honour of NaNoWriMo, today we have a quick roundup of some blog posts full of tips, advice and stories to help you along the way to finishing your novel.

NaNo Stories & General Tips

1. 10 Things You Can Do To Conquer NaNoWriMo (via From L&P To English Tea)
2. 10 Reasons Why You Should Participate In NaNoWriMo (via She's Novel)
3. How To Survive NaNoWriMo (via Blots & Plots)
4. Making NaNoWriMo Work For You (via Tomi Adeyemi)
5. 4 Ways To Prepare Yourself & Your Story For NaNoWriMo (via The Sprint Shack)
6. NaNoWriMo 2012 Experiences (via Blogger's Bookshelf)

Chapters, Planning & Structure

1. 4 Ideas For Ending Book Chapters So Readers Will Kill To Know What Happens Next (via Helping Writers To Become Authors)
2. How To Cut The Crap & Research Your Novel Effectively (via She's Novel)
3. A Novel Idea: How To Make A Plot Board (via Going Reno)
4. Where To Find Story Ideas So Good, They Practically Write Themselves (via Mandy Wallace)
5. How To Write The First Chapter Of A Book (via Writer's Muse)
6. Outline Your Novel: The 5-Step Game Plan (via Helping Writers Become Authors)
7. Researching Your Novel (via Susan Dennard)
8. The 5 Best Ways To Start Your Novel (via Blots & Plots)
9. An Introduction To World-Building (via She's Novel)

Creating Characters & Dialogue

1. 33 Ways To Write Stronger Characters (via She's Novel)
2. How To Create A Remarkable Villain (via Better Novel Project)
3. Naming Characters (via Writer Owl)
4. Creating Lifelike Characters (via Hub Pages)
5. 7 Unreliable Narrators To Twist Your Next Plot (via Mandy Wallace)
6. Building Character Maps (via Ginger & Books)
7. 7 Tips For Writing Realistic Dialogue (via Better Novel Project)
8. The Badass Guide To Creating Natural Dialogue (via Ginger & Books)

Will you be participating in NaNo this year?
If you have any great NaNo tips don't forget to share them in the comments section!

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