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NaNoWriMo 101-Pep talks and selfcare

Can you believe we are already past the halfway point? I can’t. Usually, this is the part where stories get more complex and the plot holes stare into your soul, where all the hype of beginning your novel is gone and you have the (in my opinion harder) task of not giving up.

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For this purpose is that today we’ll talk about pep talks offered on the NaNo website and self care for writers. 

With special guest JK Rowling (before she became the disappointment she is today)

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NaNoWriMo 101-Write-ins and Sprints

We’re one week done! If you’ve gotten this far then give yourself a round of applause, you deserve it.

If you are still wondering if you should join then do it! Take the leap now and don’t worry about catching up to the “ideal” word count. Just write

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Last week it was all about the word-count and stats, now we talk about how to get there

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NaNoWriMo 101-Word Count

We are now fully into it.

November, for those of you who don’t know, is National Novel Writing Month and for those of us who don’t care enough about sleep is the perfect opportunity to get 50,000 + words onto a single document.

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I already did a post about my personal survival kit for these trying times so I’ll just take you all through the basics of writing a novel in 30 days

Let’s talk Word Count

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Reading few books IS OKAY

You should never feel ashamed of “only” reading what you read

Today’s post is sponsored by self love and taking care of yourself.

Inspired by quite a lot of tweets and (not really) failed reading goals.

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Do you feel like you should be reading way more books? Have you felt the crushing pressure of not reading enough? Then let me tell you some things-

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Brooding YA Hero by Carrie Ann DiRisio

But I think “reviewers” are just sad souls in search of true love.

–Brooding YA Hero by Carrie Ann DiRisio

Title: Brooding YA Hero

Subtitle: Becoming a Main Character (Almost) as Awesome as Me

Author: Carrie Ann DiRisio

Illustrator: Linnea Gear

Publisher: Skypony Press

Twitter: @broodingYAhero

Rating: 4/5 ★★★★☆

Summary:

33799449Have you ever wished you could receive a little guidance from your favorite book boyfriend? Ever dreamed of being the Chosen One in a YA novel? Want to know all the secrets of surviving the dreaded plot twist?
Or maybe you’re just really confused about what “opal-tinted, luminous cerulean orbs” actually are?
Well, popular Twitter personality @broodingYAhero is here to help as he tackles the final frontier in his media dominance: writing a book. Join Broody McHottiepants as he attempts to pen Brooding YA Hero: Becoming a Main Character (Almost) as Awesome as Me, a “self-help” guide (with activities–you always need activities) that lovingly pokes fun at the YA tropes that we roll our eyes at, but secretly love. 
As his nefarious ex, Blondie DeMeani, attempts to thwart him at every turn, Broody overcomes to detail, among other topics, how to choose your genre, how to keep your love interest engaged (while maintaining lead character status), his secret formula for guaranteed love triangle success, and how to make sure you secure that sequel, all while keeping his hair perfectly coiffed and never breaking a sweat.

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TTT·When you don’t feel like reading

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

August 21:

BooksMethods to Pull You Out of a Reading Slump

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This year I suffered a reading slump that lasted about a month or two, and discovered that when you are in a reading slump you (wait for it) don’t feel like reading (*gasp*) I’m turning this theme around and going through things you can do to move past that annoying slump

You can also check out Marta @The Cursed books‘s post on reading slumps 101

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Helping Bloggers through Discussion Posts

Blogging is hard, but not impossible.

The best way to get better at something is asking those who are far ahead from us. There’s a lot of bloggers that are ready to share their tricks and advice on how to keep a book blog running. I’m not good at giving advice but I am great at reading it, that’s why I decided to compile a list of some Discussion Posts that really helped me and can help many more..

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I’m dividing this into three categories:

  1. Time management; trying not to die while blogging

  2. Writing is Hard; tips and advice on writing posts and reviews

  3. Making friends; the book blogging community is a magical and confusing place

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Blogger Recognition Award

I was nominated the other day by no other than the amazing Kathy from @PagesBelowVaultedSky and before you go any further, you have to go check out that blog!

Here’s how this works::

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  • Write a post to show your award
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers
  • Select 15 other bloggers you’d like to give this award to
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them, providing a link to the post you’ve created

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Again, go see the award on @PagesBelowVaultedSky, their advice is great

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