Reblog: 10 Ingenious Ways to Increase Your Word Count and Win NaNoWriMo!

My reblog for this week comes from Kylie Betzner and summarizes my personal struggle with NaNoWriMo – after a non-existant start on the 1st due to a missing notebook (the day I had set aside to get ahead) I fell severely behind and have only had a few hours to play catch up. This means I’m at about 1/10th of the word count I ‘should’ have by now.

So…if you are in a similar position, read these tips and get inspired!

Kylie Betzner

It’s November! And you know what that means? No, not pumpkin spice the everything! November is National Novel Writing Month(NaNoWriMo). And for those of us who are trying to reach that coveted 50,000 word count by the end of the month, I have for you the secret to success, a list of ingenious ways you can increase your word count without bruising your brain.

1. Give your characters super long names

Ever wonder why George R. R. Martin’s novels are so thick? It’s because of his character’s names. Take Daenerys Targaryen for example. During her campaign in Slaver’s Bay, she is introduced as Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, the Unburnt, Queen of Meereen, Queen of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons. That’s 40 words and you’ve only introduced the…

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