NaNoWriMo Tip #4: Be Your Own Assignment Editor

By Dianna Dilworth 

Sitting down to write an entire novel can feel like a pretty gargantuan task, so as you work on your NaNoWriMo give yourself daily assignments that are easier to tackle.

So our tip for today is to become your own assignment editor. Assign yourself little tasks that can serve as building blocks for your novel. For instance, assign yourself a 500-word profile of your heroine, a 1,000 word dialog exchange between your leading characters or a 700-word description of your main setting. This process should get help you create your world and you can use these building blocks to help build your narrative.

This is our fourth 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.