Award-winning novelist publishes practical guide to ending National Novel Writing Month in November

A new book helps writers finish a novel

100 Ways To Win NaNoWriMo Shows Writers How To Join The Small Percentage Crossing The Finish Line

Between ten and fifteen percent of registrants reached the 50,000 word goal. I think that number should – and could – be much higher.

—Gail Hulnick

MARCO ISLAND, FLORIDA, USA, October 17, 2022 / — Florida-based novelist and podcaster Gail Hulnick won NaNoWriMo twice and released a new guide for other writers who want to participate. Title, 100 ways to win NaNoWriMo, the guide is a collection of tips and techniques to help writers win the mental game. It helps them prepare for the challenge, pace themselves throughout the month, manage distractions, conquer the inevitable self-doubt, and keep “winning.”

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is an annual challenge to produce a finished novel of at least 50,000 words in just thirty days. Since its launch in 1999, it has grown to almost half a million writers from around the world participating in 2021.

“Between ten and fifteen percent of registrants hit the 50,000-word goal,” says Hulnick. “I think that number should – and could – be much higher.”

In addition to the 100 tips, the book also includes Ms. Hulnick’s personal daily journal entries from her two months of writing successful novels. These private insights provide the inspiration and momentum needed to push a writer forward when they feel stuck or discouraged.

One of Ms. Hulnick’s NaNoWriMo novels, Sleeping Dogs Lie, is now a finalist for the Florida Writers Association’s annual Royal Palm Literary Awards. She has already received two Royal Palm Awards, once for her novel, A Bird in the Sand, and another for Use of Fraud.

Digital review copies of 100 Ways to Earn NaNoWriMo are available on request for libraries, media and bookstores.

NaNoWriMo is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides tools, structure, community, and encouragement to help people find their voice, achieve creative goals, and create new worlds – on and off the page.

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