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NaNoWriMo: Writers, Ban 'Birdman' from Your Brain

Holly Robinson | Posted 11.26.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

After seeing Birdman I decided every writer should see this movie. That's especially true if you're desperately hammering away at that novel you're trying to finish for National Novel Writing Month.

How to Write 50,000 Words in a Month

Blake Boles | Posted 11.13.2014 | Education
Blake Boles

The secret to the success of the Writing Retreat, I believe, was that we created a place for our writers to work alone, together.

What's the Point of Writing Fiction, If It Doesn't Pay the Bills?

Holly Robinson | Posted 11.05.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

If you're trying to make a living as a fiction writer, I certainly know a great many self-published writers who are able to do that. Literary writers, or even commercial writers like me, have a tougher time making a solid income from our fiction.

10 Words Every Writer Needs To Know

Oliver Tearle | Posted 11.04.2014 | Books
Oliver Tearle

Here are ten unusual words that sum up the writing experience, and our attitudes to writing, in one way or another.

Cheers to Horrible First Drafts

Kathleen Smith | Posted 11.03.2014 | Books
Kathleen Smith

Regardless of the destiny of your writing, the process is absolutely worth the sense of accomplishment and the welcoming community of whiny writers available to you through the platform.

The Serious Novelist's Guide to NaNoWriMo

Jennifer Blanchard | Posted 10.28.2014 | Books
Jennifer Blanchard

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) starts Nov. 1, which means there's still time for you to get prepped and ready. NaNoWriMo is an annual writing challenge where the goal is to write a 50,000-word novel in only 30 days.

Bad Advice for Writers! NaNoWriMo edition

G. Doucette | Posted 10.28.2014 | Books
G. Doucette

Today, on the eve of NaNoWriMo*, we will focus on bad advice for the novelist. We feel we should make this distinction insofar as some of this advice might actually not be bad advice if you are planning on a work of non-fiction.

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

David Henry Sterry | Posted 10.20.2014 | 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...