NaNoWriMo Tip #3: Check Facebook

By Dianna Dilworth 

As you sit down to work on your NaNoWriMo, it’s important to consider different points of view. Without leaving your desk, Facebook gives you the opportunity to hear lots of voices and get outside of your own head and inside other people’s minds.

So our tip for today is to check Facebook. Obviously Facebook can be a huge distraction, so don’t start scrolling through your feed and liking pictures of your nephew. Instead, think about the characters in your novel and set aside 15 minutes to try to find people in your network that might be like this character. Then go through their recent status updates and listen to their voice. Maybe it’s an old friend from high school, or a colleague from an old job or someone you met once while traveling in Peru. Use your network to expose yourself to new voices, then take these voices back to your novel.

This is our third 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.