Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Sudipta Maiti
Founder & Owner of: Tune Up Success
Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor and Successful Living Writer
You may think, “What type of title is How to be Unhappy in life?” Yes we all want to happy, but sometimes, we subconsciously follow those things in life that make us unhappy. Continue reading 7 Tips on How to Be Unhappy in Life (2 min read)
Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: T.D.
Founder & Owner of: Storyspiller Blog
Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Art, Blogging, Books, Fashion & Style, Food & Drink, Stories, Successful Living, Travel and Writing Writer
I have this knack for finding things really quickly. Like a 6th sense, telling me where to look when I or my brother lose something. Its weird talent but I think I picked it up from Nancy Drew and all the other detective stories I read as a kid. So, I decided to drop some tips on my nifty sense. Continue reading 6 Ways to Find What You Lost (1 min read)
Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Garima Bhaskar
Founder & Owner of: Garima Writes
Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Family & Life, Photography, Stories and Technology Writer
1. Know your subject
Don’t just see a beautiful scene and capture it. Analyse it first, decide your perspective. Don’t click the picture from the view point where people normally see. Think out of the box, get down on your knees, get in the mud, crawl between the bushes to get the best shot possible.
Continue reading Tips to Upgrade Your Photography (1 min read)
Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Peter Adewumi
Founder & Owner of: LifeBlog
Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Blogging and Family & Life Writer
There are many secrets on how to grow your blog. Below are some simple and important ones for beginners and the experts. Continue reading 10 Quick Tips to Constantly Grow Your Blog (1 min read)
1. Create a vision for your future and establish goals.
After identifying what needs to be changed, it’s time to plan out the future that you want for yourself. What do you need to do to make this a reality? Do you need to move? Do you need to go back to school? Figure this out and establish the goals to achieve your vision.
Continue reading 25 Ways You Can Recreate Yourself and Your Life (5 min read)
Written by Millionaire’s Digest Staff Member: Kalin W.
Founder & Owner of: KDS
Millionaire’s Digest Staff Team, Author and Writing Writer
Ever wanted to make a new friend, but just didn’t have the confidence to do that?
Wanted to get more exposure for your dreams and talents but didn’t know what to do?
Even wanted to just have a friend when things get in the way? Continue reading An Odd, Yet, Useful Trick to Make New Friends and to Get Known (1 min read)
As the Ernest Hemingway quote goes, “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” The quote illuminates a truth for writers everywhere: Writing a novel is much easier said than done.
That fact is one of the reasons why the founder of National Novel Writing Month launched the NaNoWriMo community in 1999. That led to the month of November being known as NaNoWriMo, which encourages writers to bear down and get serious about writing their next novel.
From November 1 through 11:59 p.m. Nov. 30, participating writers are tasked with penning a 50,000-word novel. If they finish early they are encouraged to keep writing. One of the main points of NaNoWriMo is to set writing goals and reach them, as opposed to shooting for a Pulitzer-winning novel (although aiming to write the book of a generation is an admirable endeavor).
- First, sign up for NaNoWriMo and create your profile. You will be able to receive help from esteemed authors and connect with fellow writers. Committing to the program will hold you accountable for your writing.
- Decide how you want to plan your novel. Yes, there’s even a step before the big steps. The NaNoWriMo website’s places writers into two categories: a “planner” and a “pantser.” The first believes in solid preparation and will likely have their stories fleshed out before Nov. 1. That means if you’re your reading up on these tips, you’re probably in the latter group of those who let their spontaneity take the reins. The latter also prefers to dive right in and see what unfolds along the way.
- Prep your novel! If you don’t have somewhat of a story idea already, it’s time to get going. The NaNo website has published videos and tips on how to properly plan for your story for the month ahead.
- Check out the literature the site also publishes on tips for character building, fiction writing, story building and more. Plan ahead, but don’t let the planning process keep you from this next step…
- WRITE. There’s no avoiding it. The best thing to do is just write.
- Once you’ve started, plan your pace for the month and commit to completing a certain amount of words every day. The goal is to write 50,000 words, so the word count is a tangible goal that needs to be met.
- Try to write at the same time every day. This doesn’t necessarily work for everyone, but by committing to the same time, you’ll be less likely to push aside the time for socializing or doing chores. Some people prefer writing first thing in the morning, while others prefer the late-night grind. Find your “time” and stick to it.
- Reach out to others. The community through NaNoWriMo is meant to help you get the resources and support you need to complete your story. Contrary to popular belief, writing does not just have to be a solitary experience that you share with you and yourself in a cold, damp garret – your writing is meant to be shared. So seek out friends, family members, fellow writers or mentors who might offer you feedback on your writing or even just moral support.
- Don’t give up! This might not be the most original tip, but it’s impossible to keep going if you don’t believe in yourself or your story. Keep at it, and keep at it some more. Some days the words will fly, while other days will feel tedious and awful (remember the part about the proverbial “bleeding” – grab those Band-Aids and get back to work).
- Have fun. You’re writing a novel, not fighting a war. Have fun and enjoy the process. Nothing beats the beauty of when the human mind and imagination coming together to create something completely original and unique.
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