5 Ways To Prep For Nanowrimo

5 Ways To Prep For Nanowrimo

Novels are never easy, especially when you're writing it in one month!

With November coming up, it's time for those who are participating to start preparing for National Novel Writing Month! For those who don't know what Nanowrimo is, it's a challenge for writer's to write a 50,000-word novel in a month. Generally, participants write approximately 1,600 words a day to complete the challenge. The best time to plot and prepare for Nanowrimo is now, during October!

1. Outline

The very first step is to outline your plot! If you don't know where the story is going, it's going to get difficult to continue reaching the word count every day. While some people don't do well with extensive planning, it's important to at least know where you start your story and to plot a few scenes throughout. The more planning you do, even if you don't follow it, the more material you'll have to work with during November.

2. Character Development

Even if your story doesn't call for all of the information and backstory of your characters, it's smart to have the information in the back of your mind as you write. It will help you come up with more details about the plot as well.

3. Schedule

There are some people who don't do well with planning, but it's important to at least schedule your writing times. If you can't write 1,600 words every day, then plan for days where you can write over your word count to make up for the days you fall behind.

4. Design

Something that always gets me in the mood to write is looking at book designs and designing my own book covers. If you aren't able to design your own, there are people during Nanowrimo who offer to design free book covers. There's also always the option to commission people as well. Being able to envision the final product can help motivate you to finish the novel.

5. Join Nanowrimo.org

I find myself even more motivated when I'm surrounded by people who are also writing for Nanowrimo. If you can't find a community of people in your daily life who want to participate, there's always the online community! I suggest making an account on Nanowrimo.org and checking out the forums. You'll likely meet some online writing pals to can keep you motivated.

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37 Drake Lyrics From 'Scorpion' That Will Make Your Next Instagram Caption Go Double Platinum

Side A makes you want to be single, Side B make you want to be boo'd up.


We all knew Scorpion was going to be the summer banger we wanted. However, Drake surprised us with two sides of an album and two sides of himself. Mixing rap and R&B; was genius on his part, so why not dedicate 37 of his lyrics to our Instagram captions?

1. "Don't tell me how knew it would be like this all along" — Emotionless

Definitely a "I'm too good" for you vibe.

2. "My mentions are jokes, but they never give me the facts" — Talk Up

This one's for my haters.

3. "I wanna thank God for workin' way harder than Satan" — Elevate

For when you're feeling blessed.

4. "I promise if I'm not dead then I'm dedicated" — March 14

In Drake's story about his son the world knows about now, we get a lyric of true love and dedication

5. "My Mount Rushmore is me with four different expressions" — Survival

6. "Pinky ring 'til I get a wedding ring" — Nonstop

7. "I gotta breathe in real deep when I catch an attitude" — 8 Out of 10

This first line of the song is about to be spread on the gram like a wildfire

8. "Heard all of the talkin', now it's quiet, now it's shush" — Mob Ties

9. "California girls sweeter than pieces of candy" — Sandra's Rose

This is gonna have every girl who has ever stayed in Cali all hot and heavy, watch it.

10. "I think you're changing your mind, starting to see it in your eyes" — Summer Games

Y'all know how these summer games go

11. "Look the new me is really still the real me" — In My Feelings

When you've got to profess that you've changed 200%

12. "Only beggin' that I do is me beggin' your pardon" — Is There More

13. "Shifted your focus, lens lookin' jaded" — Jaded

14. "Back and forth to Italy, my comment section killin' me" — Can't Take a Joke

Necessary for when you've got people hyping you up already

15. "People are only as tough as they phone allows them to be" — Peak

Y'all can't have this one, I'm stealing it

16. "Work all winter, shine all summer" — That's How You Feel

Put in the work so you can flex on 'em, summer 18

17. "Blue faces, I got blue diamonds, blue tint, yeah" — Blue Tint

18. "I stay busy workin' on me" — Elevate

19. "Ten of us, we movin' as one" — Talk Up

The perfect reason to get the largest group picture you've had on your gram

20. "October baby for irony sake, of course" — March 14

This statistically applies to 1/12 of y'all reading this, so take that as you will (we October babies are the best)

21. "She had an attitude in the summer but now she nice again" — Blue Tint

22. "I know you special girl 'cause I know too many" — In My Feelings

23. "Gotta hit the club like you hit them, hit them, hit them angles" — Nice for What

24. "She said 'Do you love me?' I tell her, 'Only partly,' I only love my ____ and my ____ I'm sorry" — God's Plan

If you haven't used this one yet, get to it

25. "But I'm blessed I just checked, hate me never met me in the flesh" — I'm Upset

26. "It's only good in my city because I said so" — 8 Out of 10

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27. "My haters either on they way to work or they arrived" — Can't Take a Joke

28. "I always need a glass of wine by sundown" — Final Fantasy

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29. "It's your f***in' birthday. Happy birthday" — Ratchet Happy Birthday

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30. "I move through London with the Eurostep" — Nonstop

31. "I stopped askin' myself and I started feelin' myself" — Survival

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32. "They keep tryna' get me for my soul" — I'm Upset

33. "I'm tryna see who's there on the other end of the shade" — Emotionless

34. "Only obligation is to tell it straight" — Elevate

35. "It don't matter to me what you say" — Don't Matter to Me

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36. "I'm the chosen one, flowers never pick themselves" — Sandra's Rose

37. "Say you'll never ever leave from beside me" — In My Feelings

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13 Unexpected Perks of Being the Youngest Sibling

Because all the other siblings know you get all the perks.


As the youngest sibling, you get told that you get all the good things. And while that isn't always true, we, younger siblings understand the truths behind it.

1. You get to be the picky eater.

Your parents are older and don't want to have a never ending battle so you win.

2. Blaming an older sibling for something you did

Because who wouldn't believe the innocent six year old.

3. Better Technolgy

Not our fault that as the youngest we were around for all the cool gadgets and they are cheaper than back in the day when you were in high school.

4. Tagging Along

Because you had to take us with you.

5. Winning Game Night

Some families let the other kids win. It seems like a myth to me though. In my family you have to win fairly.

6. All the rules you had were more like guidelines

Yes, you were only allowed to drink pop at certain times but not me because that rule is long gone.

7. Teachers love you (if you had a good older sibling).

Because you are (fill in sibling's name here)'s younger sibling, you are a great student. Or you know you can prove teachers wrong if they didn't like your older sibling.

8. Pets

Sometimes parents take forever to be convinced to get a family pet. If you are the youngest, your older siblings have been arguing for a pet already, which means your parents caved before you even had to ask.

9. You get to borrow their clothes

Free shopping. Doesn't always work but sometimes it does.

10. Borrowing movies and books.


Because your siblings have been collecting them for years.

​11. Learning about the best TV shows and movies.

The best sibling bounding is watching all the Star War movies because one of you is sick.

12. Sometimes siblings will let you do things your parents won't.

Eating ice cream at midnight, watching that rated R movie, or helping you sneak out of the house is what siblings do best.

13. A built in friend.

We won't admit it but we younger siblings love our older siblings.

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