If you’d like to help your fellow writers kick NaNoWriMo’s mean little butt, write a post for The Write Practice’s NaNoWriMo community area.

We want to give people a place to write their NaNoWriMo novel. In the same way that writers “practice” in the comments section of every Write Practice post, the NaNoWriMo community area will allow people to write their novel right in the comments section.

Like all posts on The Write Practice, each post will have:

  1. A short piece of instruction, encouragement, teaching, exhortation, or barbaric-yawp-battle-cry.
  2. A writing prompt encouraging people to put to practice what they just learned.

Here’s an example prompt:

Write everything you know about your main character: her values, fears, desires, and needs. Post your brainstorm in the comments section. And if you post, please share the love and comment on a few pieces by other writers. Good luck!

A Few Notes:

  • Try to keep the length between 200 to 400 words. Keep it short so people can get writing.
  • If your post is good enough, we may feature it on the front page of The Write Practice!
  • Please don’t recycle a post published else­where (including your own blog). Also, please don’t publish your guest post elsewhere.
  • However, please do post a teaser on your blog, tell your twitter/facebook friends, and email your mom about it.

The Next Step:

  • Send us an email telling us a bit about your idea. We may brain­storm with you about how to make it bet­ter for our audience.
  • Once you write the post, you under­stand, of course, that we will have to edit your post for gram­mar, spelling, etc. If we make any major changes, we’ll make sure you’re cool with it before publishing.
  • We’d love to post every sub­mis­sion, but if yours doesn’t work for our audi­ence, we may have to turn you down. Sorry!
  • If we do pub­lish your post, we hope to see your own prac­tice in the com­ments sec­tion as well as your feed­back to other writers.

Thanks and happy practicing!

The Write Practice Team

Joe Bunting
Joe Bunting
Joe Bunting is a writer and entrepreneur. He is the author of the #1 Amazon Bestseller Let's Write a Short Story! and the co-founder of Story Cartel. You can follow him on Twitter (@joebunting).