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after nano

so you’ve finished nano. What’s next?

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So, what next?

First things first. Marathoners talk about a post-marathon exhaustion and depression and I hear the same thing from Nano people. It is one of the downsides about this approach—it’s great to get words on a page, but it’s important to be realistic about what you have on December 1, and, in short, what you have is a lot of work to be done. I’ve talked about that a little before, but I’ll say again here that the most important thing is to stay focused and remember that you’re well on your way. So, take a breather, and make a schedule that’s less demanding and keep the momentum going.

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take my advice (or maybe not)

Shouldn’t we be writing

An issue that can arise, however, is whether or not too much advice—be it from publishing greats or that know-it-all guy in your creative writing class—is simply too much. Everyone has an opinion. Everyone. I’ve been around enough writers to know that we all have a different approach when it comes to getting a story out. Some like to start at the end, “having dessert” before the main course (writing the ending first). Some outline. Some would rather cut off their fingers than use an adverb. Advice is abundant, even advice in craft books, but the point, the challenge in taking in all this advice, good and bad, is sorting out which is the best for you.

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