NaNoWriMo 2016 Tip #6: Thumb Through Writing Guide Books

By Maryann Yin 

NaNoWriMo CoverGiven the daunting task ahead of them, National Novel Writing Month participants can use all the help they can get. That’s why we encourage consulting with books on writing.

Over the years, several published authors have written writing guides. We’ve shared links for free samples of three books below.

This is our sixth NaNoWriMo Tip of the Day. To help GalleyCat readers take on the challenge of writing a draft for a 50,000-word novel in 30 days, we will be offering advice throughout the entire month.

1. Ernest Hemingway On Writing edited by Larry W. Phillips (1984)

2. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott (1995)

3. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King (2000)