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Words have power. And word counts have even more power. They definitely do in NaNoWriMo.

Fifty thousand words, written, make you a winner. Written by hand or then typed out on a device. All goes. When your manuscript is uploaded during validation the word count should show 50K words. That’s all.

Those that write by hand (Salud!) can have someone verify the wordcount for them and they can then upload a document of equivalent words. Same is the thing to be done if you are writing in a language other than English or in a script that is not Roman.

And now for the maths of it:

50,000 words in 30 days are1666.6666 or 1700 words in a day.

Is it easy to achieve? Certainly, with a bit of a stretch. There are two ways to do this:

If you are a thoroughly disciplined writer with a stretch of time at your disposal, then you can write during the time slot you have identified is available to you in the day and cruise easily towards the finish line on the 30th of November.

On the other hand, if you are pressed for time, write wherever and whenever you can. Waiting for your turn at the doctor’s? Write. Feeding the baby? Write. Waiting for the bus to arrive? Write. Bits and pieces of writing will cumulate into a sizable total.

What is your favoured method of writing?

Writing Tip # 23

Whenever you think of your story, certain impressions and visuals will flit through your mind. Capture them as much as you can in words and/or pictures. These are outlines of your scenes. (Sonia Rao).


This post is part of A-Z Blogging Challenge 2014

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2 thoughts on “WORDS, WORDS AND WORDS

  1. Looks like you’ve almost caught up with a-z. I don’t know about the other challenge, don’t know what the letters even stand for, but good luck on both fronts. I’m still blog a-Z in May and currently cruising through the road trip.

  2. Just became a follower. Love what you have to say. Lots of writing wisdom and a freshness in your style. So you hit W in the A to Z. I know you are planning to keep going, so I’ve come to visit to encourage you. Enjoyed your spotlights on authors. You inspire me to check out some new authors. Thanks. Maria, “”

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