My oldest bro has some great tips for writers…
Ian Randall Wilson is an author, and professor at UCLA Extension. For those of you committed to winning this year (you can do it!), read on for his advice on how to reach the goal you’ve set:
NaNoWriMo is not far away and for the seventh year, I’ll be running a class at UCLA Extension called: Write a Novel in a Month as Part of National Novel Writing Month. People come with many different levels of experience. Some are working writers, others are graduates of MFA programs, many have never written much at all. They’ve been thinking about writing a novel for a long time but can’t get started. They’ve tried and never finished. They think they have nothing to write about. The common linkage is that this time, they’re going to succeed.
My success rate has been excellent: 84% finishing (while the international average completion rate for NaNoWriMo is around 19%). How does this happen? Why would anyone pay for a class to sit and write a novel?