NaNoWriMo Tip #5: Read a Chapter From Your Favorite Book

By Dianna Dilworth 

Congratulations, you have almost finished a full week of writing! As you work on your NaNoWriMo novel, don’t forget what got you into all of this: your love for reading.

Today’s tip is to read a chapter from your favorite book. While this month is about action and not research, it can still help to spend a little bit of time with some really good prose to get you going. Take 15 minutes or so to read a few pages from your favorite book. Listen to the language, think about how the characters are developed and examine how the plot unfolds. These insights can help inspire you as you plug away at your own novel.

This is our fifth 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.