5 Ways To Stay Happy & Healthy During Camp NaNoWriMo

Camp NaNoWriMo is coming in two days. Yes, two. HOW CRAZY.

It seems like it came up by surprise, even though we’ve been talking about it ever since November’s ended. How is there so little time to get ready?? I still need to stock up on caffeine and dark chocolate!! HELP.

Plotters and Pantsers alike seem to pull themselves together at the last minute and churn out their sloppy yet fixable first drafts. Unfortunately, though, a large number of participants end the month with mental and physical pain that could end up being a serious health issue. And that is not how we want to celebrate ending our novels.

And so this begs the question: how do you win Camp NaNoWriMo without panicking and/or feeling like you’ve been hit by a bus?

After some thought of last November’s NaNoWriMo, I found 5 things that kept me from going absolutely insane.

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How To Find Blogging & Writing Inspiration – Turning Real Life Into Brilliant Ideas!

The most commonly asked question to authors and bloggers is ‘Where do you find your inspiration?’

I have always answered something along the lines of ‘I don’t know, everywhere,‘ or ‘the world around me.’ But I know my readers. You expect more than that lame cop-out answer, don’t you? You certainly deserve more than that.

With April’s Camp Nanowrimo sneaking around the corner, a lot of us writers are scrambling for that perfect idea, or just an idea in general.* And not to mention, planning for all those days you need to schedule posts while you’re writing…

Don’t freak out! Sure, it’s a lot we’re about to dive into this month, but you can come up with awesome ideas before April 1st, both for your blog posts and your novel. Don’t believe me?

You can, and you will.


*you know, because i have no clue what i’m doing 99% of the time

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How To Create An Author Bio To Blow Your Readers Away + HUGE CHANGES

We live in the age of the world-wide-web, where you can meet a dozen new people a day if you want. You can get in touch with people who share your interests and even with people who live on the other side of the planet.

And, especially as bloggers, we have to introduce ourselves so. many. times.

First impressions are important. It’s like a sales pitch for yourself AND your writing. You only have several moments to introduce yourself to your audience, and it may factor in whether they leave or stay. It could mean a world of difference to your stats or sales.

So, what exactly makes a great bio?

I’ve broken down the fundamental parts to a great bio that will pull readers in and give them a reason to stay with you, whether on your blog or the back cover of your book!

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What To Do While In The Midst Of Procrastinating (Like We Need Help Anyway)

Today, I was supposed to post Organize Your World part 4. But guess what??

I PROCRASTINATED YAY!!

And don’t think I had a good excuse.

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‘I’m thinking’ is just another way to say I haven’t done it yet and I don’t really want to so I’m making a bunch of excuses to avoid it.

So, yes, I avoided writing the post I had meant to write, and instead wrote about all the things I’ve been doing in the meantime you can do while being stubborn and procrastinating.

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8 Writer & Bookworm Stereotypes (That May Or May Not Be True I’m Not Sure??)

Stereotypes. We talk about them all the time in the writing and blogging world, and that’s mostly because they’re controversial. Should our characters conform to stereotypes? Should writers use stereotypes as bases for characters, even if just in certain circumstances? It’s kinda old, at this point.

WELL HAHA GUESS WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT! *pretends people can’t read the title of the post*

It’s preeety clear that writers and bookworms are stereotyped just as much as our precious characters, and it’s reflected in the media – EVEN IN OUR OWN BOOKS WHY?? And a lot of them aren’t actually true!

But then… some of them are true!

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You know what, I’m just going to let the post speak for itself.

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Fears Of A Writer (And Why They Should Not Be Feared!)

Hi, guys. I literally can’t think of anything to do for this intro so I’m just going to see where this goes, because I’ve tried so many ways and nothing worked??

Anyway… *coughs violently*

So the other day I was thinking about all the things that hold me back from my writing. Maybe I don’t have enough practice editing. Maybe I need to finish another novel.

Or maybe… I’M JUST PLAIN SCARED.

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It’s true!! I don’t need to just write *more* to be a better writer, I need to get rid of the fears that are holding me back. And, lol, there are tons.

To make writing life just a tad bit easier and more relatable, here are a few big writer fears, especially for us teen writers ❤

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