National Novel Writing Month Writers Produce 2,799,449,947 Words

By Jason Boog Comment

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) concluded this week as participants counted a collective total of  2,799,449,947 words.

While these writers worked,  we published daily links to writing tools and tips during NaNoWriMo, and we’ve collected the individual posts below. The advice will work all year round for writers of all stripes.

Here is our final piece of advice: Take a break and then edit the heck out of your manuscript. March 2011 is National Novel Editing Month, and we will post editing tools and tips all month long. Remember your NaNoWriMo manuscript is just a draft–it takes a lot more work to publish.

1. Write in the Cloud

2. ‘Don’t Finish.’

3. Cliche Finder Stops Cliches Before They Start

4. Take the Fantasy Novelist’s Exam

5. Use a Name Generator

6. Seek Library Write-In Support

7. Consult Role Playing Game Plots

8. Best Pandora Stations for Writing

9. Use the Brainstormer App

10. Dictate Your Novel Draft

11. Use Foursquare for Inspiration

12. ‘Failure Instructs the Writer’

13: Use the Online Graphical Dictionary

14. Write ‘TK’ for Missing Facts

15. ‘Everyone Has a Certain Amount of Bad Writing to Get Out of Their System’

16. Use a Plot Diagram Tool

17. Test Your Characters

18. Use the Reverse Dictionary

19. Use Correct Writing Posture

20. Start a Writing Bible

21. ‘It’s Not a Sprint, It’s a Marathon’

22. Use Your Smartphone for Novel Writing & Editing

23. Turn Your Computer Into a Typewriter

24. Use Write or Die for Motivation

25. Relax with a Literary Drink

26. Browse BibliOdyssey for Inspiration

27. World of Warcraft Procrastinator Support

28. Request a Free Book Cover

29. Lulu Titlescorer Tests Your Title

30. Share Your Final Sentence