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Self-Publishing Literary Fiction: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Cari Noga Reveals All to the Book Doctors

David Henry Sterry | Posted 08.20.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

The Book Doctors met Cari Noga in 2011, when she won our National Novel Writing Month Pitchapalooza (think American Idol for books). Her pitch was spectacular, haunting and superbly crafted.

The Geek's Guide to the Writing Life: After the NaNoWriMo Glow

Stephanie Vanderslice | Posted 02.05.2014 | Books
Stephanie Vanderslice

Hopefully, the majority of you are resting on your laurels and enjoying the extra sleep, but for those who are beginning to feel antsy or wonder what's next, I have a few suggestions for when the NaNoWriMo glow wears off.

7 Tips To Get You Through The Last Day Of NaNoWriMo

Amy Yoelin | Posted 01.28.2014 | Teen
Amy Yoelin

It may seem like these next two days will be torture. It's supposed to be (I think). But you (yes you, reading this) will find a way to get to your goal, whatever that number may be!

Awesome Motivational Writing Posters That Will Get You To Finish That Novel!

Posted 11.21.2013 | Books

Only nine more days of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)! You're probably in the final stretch, and we thought these cute motivational Quirk po...

Revising Your Novel: How to Use Fresh Images and Add Emotional Depth to Your Writing

Holly Robinson | Posted 03.04.2013 | Books
Holly Robinson

Whether you drafted a new novel in November for NaNoWriMo or you're in the middle of a multi-year writing project, one key task in revising your book will be to comb (or machete) your way through it to see whether the imagery is as fresh and original as possible.

50,000 Words In 30 Days

Dana Sachs | Posted 02.04.2013 | Books
Dana Sachs

As you read thisessay, I'll be taking a nap. Or relaxing on my sofa, eating bonbons and reading Christopher Isherwood's Berlin Stories. I'll feel that I deserve these luxuries because, between November 1 and November 30, I will have written an entire novel.

Can Writers Today Become Authors?

Lianna Serko | Posted 01.27.2013 | College
Lianna Serko

I would love to write a novel. Well, actually, I would love to finish writing a novel.

Our NaNoWriMo Authors Discuss

Madeleine Crum | Posted 11.20.2012 | Books

November seems to be breezing along, and so are writers partaking in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), a 30-day sprint to pen at least 50,000 ...

The Latest From Our Six NaNoWriMo Writers

Posted 11.12.2012 | Books

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), an event for which writers buckle down in an attempt to complete 50,000-word stories during the month of Nov...

NaNoWriMo: Could You Write A Book In A Month?

Madeleine Crum | Posted 11.06.2012 | Books

If your favorite coffee shop seems more crowded than usual, don't just chalk it up to the annual surge of fall flavors. It's National Novel Writing Mo...

November Is NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month

Hayley Rose Horzepa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Hayley Rose Horzepa

With thousands of participants (200,000 and counting this year alone), NaNoWriMo is never dull. Most people have a book in mind that they "plan on writing one day." That is the beauty of NaNoWriMo.

Like Writing? NaNoWriMo Might Be for You!

Tatiana Lanteigne | Posted 01.02.2013 | Teen
Tatiana Lanteigne

November is National Novel Writing Month, known to most literary geeks and writing fanatics as NaNoWriMo.

3 Practices To Find Your Center

Christie Carmelle Lopez | Posted 10.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Christie Carmelle Lopez

For me, finding my center means living a life of balance. Nurturing both the yin and yang in my life -- on every level -- is what guides me to inner peace and outer strength.

The Circus Is Coming...

Posted 06.13.2012 | Books

Have you fallen deep in love with The Night Circus yet? It took a few weeks for everyone on the HuffPost Books team to warm to the magical references,...

The Night Circus: Illusions Of Light

Posted 06.06.2012 | Books

"There is so much that glows in the circus, from flames to lanterns to stars. I have heard the expression "trick of the light" applied to sights withi...

Did Our NaNoWriMo Writers Finish Their Books?

Madeleine Crum | Posted 12.07.2011 | Books

November has come and gone, and the National Novel Writing Month participants we've been following are gladly wiping their brows and putting down thei...

What to Do With Your NaNoWriMo Story After Midnight November 30th

Nina Lassam | Posted 01.22.2012 | Books
Nina Lassam

In December, when there are no more NaNoWriMo hashtags popping up on Twitter and bloggers have moved onto more topical news, you can still keep the camaraderie and motivation alive to take your story to the next level.

The Best Writing Tool Ever?

Madeleine Crum | Posted 11.21.2011 | Books

When you sit down to scribe a killer essay or your take on The Great American Novel, do you usually wind up with a headache, a blank page and a disenc...

How Our NaNoWriMo Writers Keep Motivated

Madeleine Crum | Posted 11.16.2011 | Books

National Novel Writing Month, a task urging authors of all backgrounds to pen 50,000 words before November 30th, is halfway over. We've already asked ...

8 Writing Tips From Flannery O'Connor

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 01.10.2012 | Books
Gretchen Rubin

Flannery O'Connor's collected letters have been published in The Habit of Being. These letters are fascinating, and among other thing, include some interesting advice and observations about writing.

Our NaNoWriMo Writers: Their Favorite Characters, Biggest Sacrifices

Madeleine Crum | Posted 01.09.2012 | Books

Writers young and old, published and un-, are striving towards their goal of scribing 50,000 words by the end of November as National Novel Writing Mo...

One Novel, 30 Days

Isabel Kaplan | Posted 01.08.2012 | Books
Isabel Kaplan

National Novel Writing Month is a web-based writing "challenge" which challenges participants to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. NaNoWriMo counsels participants to understand that "You will be writing a lot of crap. And that's a good thing."

The Fastest Writers Ever Give You Advice for NaNoWriMo

Posted 01.07.2012 | Books

From Flavorwire Yesterday marked the kickoff of National Novel-Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo), the online project that challenges participants to wr...

Finding Your Voice: Advice For Young Writers From A Pulitzer Prize Winner

| Junot Díaz | Posted 01.05.2012 | Home

Junot Díaz is the author of Drown and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the John Sargent, Sr., First Novel Prize; the National Book Cri...

7 People Writing A Novel In A Month

Madeleine Crum | Posted 01.02.2012 | Books

Yesterday marked the launch of this year's National Novel Writing Month, a community-driven movement using forums and in-person meet-ups to help autho...