How to speed up your word count

Are you participating in  NaNoWriMo this month?

Well, congrats! You’re a week in now. 

Not doing NaNoWriMo but still, need to write a lot more words every day?

Although I’m not participating this year, I’m here to cheer you on! And to help you up that word count, check out this post by Louise Foerster.

Ways to Thrive During NaNoWriMo: Bolstering Word Count 

When the clock is ticking, and your muse isn’t talking, this article may help move your story along.

What I gleaned from this article?

  1. All you need is words, so type some.
  2. Remember a good editor can fix a lot of mistakes.
  3. Use techniques and tools other writers have provided.
    • What tools or techniques?
    • Quotes from other publications. Prose, comments, verses or documents.
    • Send your characters into the world and show what they see and hear. Don’t forget to add their reactions.
    • Let your characters talk. You never know what they might say or where it will lead.
    • Use cringeworthy tricks.
      • You have to read her article for these.
And keep typing!

Like I said, I’m not doing NaNoWriMo but, I plan on using some of her ideas for my writing.

What do you think? Are these tips helpful?

Do you need to write faster?

I really want to know so leave me a comment.

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7 thoughts on “How to speed up your word count

    1. Well, thank you for the compliment. However, I don’t consider myself a pro either. I’m learning more every day just how much I’ve yet to learn. NaNoWriMo is not just for experienced authors. It is a way to encourage writing every day with a goal in sight. I’m not disciplined enough and hate pressure so this is not a good fit for me. Maybe on day but not yet. Good luck


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