Inspirational, NaNoWriMo

Top 11 Posts You Need to Read Before NaNoWriMo

With NaNoWriMo coming up, writers and authors everywhere are scrambling to get ready for the upcoming intense month. In fact, sometimes they scramble so much that all inspiration and enjoyment just goes kaput. 



So today I’m going to be sharing with you 11 posts you need to read before NaNoWriMo to get you inspired and ready and raring to go!

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1. All of Abbie’s NaNoWriMo Posts (Abbie Emmons)

Abbie is one of the TOP bloggers I know who provides some of the best writing advice. Just click on the link and you can scroll through ALL of her NaNoWriMo posts. They’re all so amazing!!

2. How to Win Back Your Inspiration and Motivation and Write Your Book! (My blog)

I wrote this one fairly recently and I still love it! NaNoWriMo is DRAINING, and inspiration and motivation can go out the door quick.


But once you apply the tips in the post to your life, it’ll all become so much easier!

3. The Ultimate Guide to Staying Motivated During NaNoWriMo (Madeline Bartson)

YES to every tip! Just yes! 

A few of her tips are coincidentally similar to the ones I mention in my post above, but she shares a lot of other insights about them which is really cool.

4. 6 Writing Excuses Busted (Or How an 11-Year-Old Published Her First Novel) (Nya Wilcox Guest posting on Helping Writers Become Authors)

First off: this one just so happens to be a guest-post, but I also LOVE K.M Weiland’s posts, you have to check them out too.

But second off: YES. No idea what I’m yes to, but just, well, yes!

Nyla was 11 when she published her first novel. How inspiring is that??? In the post she shares 6 relatable tips. Honestly, you will just feel SO inspired after reading this post.

5. How to Get Rid of Writer’s Block for Good (My blog)

Writer’s Block (which is actually Perfectionist Block) hits hard and hits random, and you’d better believe it can hit during NaNoWriMo.

I feel like the advice in this post is something you really need to remember during NaNoWriMo. And not even just NaNoWriMo, you need to remember is ALWAYS. Every time you write.

6. Things I’ve Learned From NaNoWriMo: That Perfect Word (Julia Herkel)

Yes yes yes we have the same last name and we are related and more than half of you already know this because you’re either my family or you’ve seen just how many times me and Julia mention each other.

Or both…

ANYWAY, I still love this post she made. You know that time when you’re just pounding away on your keys and everything is life is perfect when suddenly WHAM. You can’t remember that WORD.

And suddenly you’re raking your brain for 20 minutes trying to figure it out until you end up pulling out a dusty, big-fat dictionary, and then if you’re lucky enough to find the word by the time you get back to your computer screen, well, you’ve lost all of your groove.


So, instead of going through all THAT pain, read Julia’s post because she shares how to get around it!

7. Preparing for NaNoWriMo: Your Guide to Outlining Success (K.M Weiland)

This post contains links and descriptions of 11 posts (pure coincidence???) written by her that will ALSO help you prepare for NaNoWriMo! So much great advice out there.

8. How to Stay Motivated When Writing Your Book (C.G. Drews)

I love this post because it’s organized perfectly with an epic amount of humor involved!!

The 8 tips she mentions are definitely things that help you stay motivated! And that exactly what you want during NaNoWriMo.

9. The Top 2 Things You Need to Remember About Your Writing (My blog)

In this post I share with you guys only 2 tips-but they’re very big ones. And honestly, us writers often forget them. This post would definitely be a good one to read before you start NaNoWriMo!

10. How to Beat Writer’s Block (Kate Johnston Guest Posting on Well-Storied)

Yes yes another ‘Writer’s Block’ post, but Kate’s viewpoint on it is also really interesting to read about! If you get stuff with ‘Writer’s Block’ during NaNoWriMo, this post is an awesome one to read!

11. How to Write a Bestseller: Write a Book That Will Change YOUR Life (My Blog)

Yes, I know, ending this post with my very own link. How incredibly humble of me.


Anyway, this post is one of my TOP favorites that I’ve ever written on Wild Writing Dreams

In this simple yet filled post, I share with you the far-too overlooked method to writing a bestseller. 

Do you want to publish your NaNoWriMo project one day? Read this post.

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NaNoWriMo is a CRAZY time, but I’m hoping these 11 posts will help you either gain your motivation back, or inspire you even more!

*Note: All of these bloggers (myself included heheh…I’m just SO humble today) are writers. Their blogs all contain so much great information on writing. Feel free to explore around!

*Also, I’m still have a slight bit of trouble with the new WordPress editor. It’s not showing up how I space my things when I publish the post, so everything is super messy and crowded on the blog. Anyone got any ideas?

Have you ever read any of these posts before?

Were any of them helpful for you?

Do you have any other posts you would add on to the list?

I hope you enjoyed this post! If you have any questions or thoughts, leave a comment down below.

Thanks for reading!


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6 thoughts on “Top 11 Posts You Need to Read Before NaNoWriMo”

  1. Oooh, all these posts look great!!! Have you heard of Go Teen Writers? They have a lot of great posts on motivation and other things (of course). I haven’t read any of these posts, yet (except, I think I’ve read some of the ones on your blog, not entirely sure), so I’ve got a long, great list now!!!
    Also on a post I did on my blog Saturday, I had recommend your site for aspiring teen writers. Yeah, I don’t know why I put that in my comment, just thought you might want to know. *shrugs* I can’t figure myself out sometimes.

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    1. Yay, awesome!! Actually I think I have heard of them, I’ve been seeing a book they’re publishing going around. I’ve never checked them out though, so this is a great time to do it!!
      Ooh awesome! (haha yeah you might’ve read some from my blog already)
      Wow, thank you so much!! I really appreciate that! Haha, actually thank you for putting that in the comment I had no idea you mentioned me 😊


      1. You’re absolutely welcome, Mary. I love your site a ton. And I’ve gotten a lot of great writing advice from you. (And, YES, you should definitely check Go Teen Writers out.)

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