National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is fast approaching, and this year, we’re doing our best to give writers as many resources as possible to help you write your novel in 30 days. We believe community and support are key to writing, and we want to ensure you have a good support system. Are you ready? Join our FREE NaNoWriMo Adventure.
Here’s how it works:
First, we highly recommend joining the official NaNoWriMo community at www.nanowrimo.org. After you create an account, you can keep track of your word count and goals, earn badges, and join the New Orleans region to find out about local events. The official NaNoWriMo site also offers a lot of free resources, including pep talks from famous authors, free virtual writing workshops, and more.
Secondly, join the Tubby & Coo’s writing community by registering here. Registration is completely free, and you gain access to our exclusive Slack workspace for writers. You will also be added to our writers e-mail listserv to receive weekly e-mails on Fridays during the month of November with writing prompts, pep talks, recommendations of books on writing, special discounts, and more. After NaNoWriMo, we will use our writing listserv to inform you of writing workshops and other writing related events.
In addition to e-mails and the Slack workspace, you can also attend our structured weekly write-ins on Tuesday evenings from 6-8PM. These write-ins will follow the Pomodoro method, beginning with a 10 minute writing prompt/exercise, followed by 30 minutes of writing. We will then take a short 5 minute break, take stock of word count, then do another 30 minutes of writing. We will then take another 5 minute break, do another 10 minute writing prompt, and end with 30 more minutes of writing. This method will help to keep writers focused and to not hit a plateau.
Finally, our game room will be open as free writing space during store hours for the entire month of November. We offer free wi-fi, it’s usually pretty quiet, and there’s a coffee shop right next door! And yes, we do allow food and drink as long as you clean up after yourself.
If you join our community and complete NaNoWriMo, which means you write 50,000 words during the month of November, you will also receive 15% off to use in the store during the month of December, just in time for holiday shopping.
The best part about this is that you do not have to be a NaNoWriMo participant to join! Any writer who wants to be part of a community, get writing prompts and exercises, get onto our listserv, and/or get some ideas for their daily writing life is welcome.
Once you register, you will receive a welcome e-mail with an invitation to the Slack channel, a writing prompt, a brief pep talk, and a schedule for November. Happy writing!
Ready to take the NaNoWriMo Adventure? Register here.
Don’t want to register? Stay tuned to our blog for writing resources, exercises, and prompts throughout the month of November!