NaNoWriMo: How to Write a Novel in One Month

National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, is an annual sprint to write a 50,000-word novel in November. According to NaNoWriMo’s website, over 312,000 people tried to write 50,000 words in November 2016, and more than 34,000 succeeded. Victors claimed two valuable prizes: bragging rights and a great sense of accomplishment: writing 50,000 words in a month is no mean feat. That’s almost 1,700 words a day, or about six pages, every day, for a month. I managed it while I was in an honors program, volunteering, and involved in several extracurricular activities. Here’s how you can, too.

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Most effective ideas for written communication

Because we can’t use body language, facial expressions, and tone of voice to help us convey meaning, many of us struggle with written communication. Even without these in-person ways of communicating, we can convey an effective message in writing. Below, we discuss the most important aspects of written communication.

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Thinking about a Technical Writing Certification? Here are 3 to Consider

The Internet has transformed how people communicate, creating a need for experienced writers to simplify and clarify technical information. Technical writing jobs will increase by 10 percent in the next decade, so you might consider technical writing as a career. If you do, get certified.

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Best Sources for International Research Grants

If you conduct research for an established nonprofit or public charity, you already have channels to funding. But if you are an individual seeking sponsorship, you will need help. For international research grants, these resources are a good place to begin:

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RFP 101: What Is the Purpose of an RFP?

A Request for Proposal, or RFP, is a document that a business, non-profit, or government agency creates to outline the requirements for a specific project. They use the RFP process to solicit bids from qualified vendors and identify which vendor might be the best-qualified to complete the project.

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How To Kick Writers Block To The Curb

Writer's Block? Here are 5 Tips to help!

If you regularly write for work, you need to have strategies that help you cope with writer’s block, because it challenges everyone. Not every tip will work for every writer, but I have compiled a few ways you can overcome writer’s block and still create content you’d proudly show your colleagues.

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What’s Happening Now: Trends in Freelance Writing

When the need for online content began to edge out the need for print media content, freelance writers had to adopt a whole new set of rules, like working for free. The trends in 2017 might not be that dramatic, but freelance writers have to keep up with all trends because they affect how freelancers do business. Learning more about them will help you keep ahead of competitors and have your best year yet.

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About Gary Kinder

Gary Kinder
Gary Kinder has taught over 1,000 writing programs for the American Bar Association, the Social Security Administration, PG&E, Kraft, Microsoft, and law firms like Jones Day, Sidley, and WilmerHale. His critically-acclaimed Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea hit #7 on the New York Times Bestsellers List.

In 2012, Gary and his team of engineers created WordRake editing software to provide writers a full-time, reliable editor; to save them time and money; and to give them the confidence their writing is as clear and concise as they can make it. The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has awarded nine patents to WordRake's unique technology, and Harvard Law School has recognized WordRake as "Disruptive Innovation."