NaNoWriMo Tip #10: Don’t Get Lost in the Woods

By Dianna Dilworth 

Today’s NaNoWriMo Tip comes from Margaret Atwood: Don’t get lost in the woods.

“Don’t sit down in the middle of the woods,” Atwood once said. “If you’re lost in the plot or blocked, retrace your steps to where you went wrong. Then take the other road. And/or change the person. Change the tense. Change the opening page.”

This is our tenth 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.