There are a LOT of resources out there to help you win NaNoWriMo. I’ve already mentioned several of them here, here, here, and here. But, since NaNoWriMo is just a week away, I’m including one more post on the best websites to make writing your novel easier. A month from now, with the end in sight, come back to this blog post…you’ll need to be reminded that yes, in fact, you can write a novel in a month.
So what are the best sites for NaNoWriMo? Or any writing for that matter…
1 – nanowrimo.org
I’d be remiss if I didn’t at least mention the NaNoWriMo website right? Here you can earn badges, keep track of your word count, get weekly pick-me-ups from other NaNo winners and famous writers, and of course, the forums.
The NaNo site is your home base. I get a good amount of joy in updating my word count…every 100 words. I just love watching those little charts change! It’s also a great encouragement (distraction??) to read the pep talks.
2 – www.750words.com
Not only does the point system encourage you to write every single day, but you also get pretty stats on when you write, how often you get distracted, how you’re feeling, what you’re writing about, what your words-per-minute rate is, etc. If you love stats, free form writing, or something to keep you coming back to write every day.
3 – https://www.writerology.net/write-chain-challenge/
Similar to 750 Words but without the statistics, the Write Chain Challenge keeps you writing every single day. Especially during NaNo, we could all use a bit more motivation in that park.
4 – writtenkitten.net
This one is fairly straightforward: for every so many words, you get a new photo of an adorable kitten or bunny or puppy! Does it get any better than that? Talk about motivation.
5 – wordhippo.com
Use thesaurus.com ALL THE TIME and wordhippo is very similar. Whether you need synonyms, antonyms, rhymes, definitions, etc, they have you covered. Because we’ve all had that moment where we’re thinking of a word (or we don’t know how to spell it) and it’s just easier to use a synonym.
Bonus! – babynames.com
It doesn’t get much better than this for help with naming characters. Every name you could imagine is here complete with meanings, country of origin, and famous people with that name. Gold.
What are your favorite sites for NaNoWriMo help? I’d love to know in the comments!