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Best NaNoWriMo Advice in Six Words


With NaNoWriMo well underway, many writers are making strides toward that 50,000-word goal by the end of November. For SixContest #64, we partnered with NaNoWriMo.org and challenged fellow scribes to share their Best Writing Advice in Six Words. From narrative development (“Build your characters. The story follows.” G_Austin) to hitting the ground running (“Write garbage. Then, take it out.”ctgoods2), these sixes can compel anyone to complete the first draft of their future masterpiece. We received so much incredible writing advice, #NaNoSix even trended on Twitter throughout the day on October 29. We wish we could feature it all, but this podium is only big enough for six:

6. “It’s only 8333 memoirs. Totally doable.” —treehugger

5. “Give yourself permission to say it.” —@ThisBarbara (via Twitter)

4. “Bad writing makes good, rich fertilizer.” —lillybook

3. “The first draft is for YOU.” —@kate_sparkes (via Twitter)

2. “Break your novel into three acts.” —@ShoshannaEvers (via Twitter)

And the top #NaNoSix writing advice entry…

1. “Write like a hurricane. Edit later.” —@ggcarroll (via Twitter)

Congratulations to @ggcarroll, and thanks to all who participated! Whether in our SixContests, on FacebookInstagramTwitterTumblr or at sixwordmemoirs.com—keep on Sixing!

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