Get inspired by these members of our NaNoWriMo/ AcWriMo Community!
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Marilyn is working on her new book with us during NaNoWriMo and AcWriMo!
Apoorva is working on a publication and drafting a project proposal as a part of our month-long celebration!
Katalina is working on finishing a fictional YA [young adult] novel with us for NaNoWriMo!
Shuqi is working on a 2000-word paper for class with us for AcWriMo!
Annushka is a 5th grader, and writing is one of her biggest passions📝! She has just started brainstorming ideas for her creative writing and drawing for NaNoWriMo. 😊
Quishanta is working on the introduction to her own book, an editorial research paper on gun violence, and other poems or short stories that come to her during NaNoWriMo and AcWriMo.
Stella is working on a new novel with us during NaNoWriMo!
Claudia is working on their Main Area Paper, which is one of the milestones in their PhD Studies in Educational Psychology, with us for AcWriMo!
Livier is working on their memoir with us for both NaNoWriMo and AcWriMo!
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received or learned through experience about writers and/or writing?
Marilyn: That there is nothing to it but to do it.
Apoorva: One quote that has inspired me while writing is the following by Calvin Coolidge: “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”
Katalina: Creative writing wise, I’ve learned that it is okay to not know where the story is heading, and that making drastic changes to the story, even if it is a major plot change, is also okay! Growth and transformation is always natural, and do not be scared to change something just because the story has been progressing the same for so long.
Shuqi: Keep writing. Improvement is on the way.
Annushka: I have learned how to express my feeling and how to be really creative.🎨📝
Quishanta: The best piece of advice I could give anyone I guess would be if you may come upon and get Writer’s Block don’t fret, just write across the page line per line lots of different exclamation points until a word or/and letter pops in your head and write that down whatever it may be. If you get nothing else after that, start on something else like numbers or shapes till another word or/and letter pops up and continue to do whatever you have to do just, don’t stop WRITING! This ALLLWAYS helps me out A LOT, but I rarely get Writer’s Block because there’s soooo much to write about, it’s CRAZY!
Stella: I love Ray Bradbury’s book Zen in the Art of Writing, and I’d recommend it to all writers and creatives. One of the best pieces of advice I got from it is that you have to continue to live life and consume all kinds of stories to fuel your own muse, and your experiences eventually come together in unexpected ways.
Claudia: Writing is an iterative process. Write everyday, the important thing is to show up even if you don’t feel like it!
Livier: Be positive.