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This week's picks and links and links all have to do with National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), which kicked off November 1, during which more than 170,000 people will start a novel from scratch and attempt to finish it in 30 days. Today's tweets include tips, tools, motivation, cheers, fears, and just fun. Go writers, go! (And if you're reading this--get back to work!)
AND THEY'RE OFF TWEETS
@Croxus And for those who don't know the awesome of #nanowrimo, here: http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/whatisnano
@Prenna23 Was going to just go to sleep + start #NaNoWriMo tomorrow but going to start now. Writing 10 words is better than nothing. #procrastination
@EchelonPress #NaNoWriMo just looked up from the keyboard-mid opening scene and I have a good start at 805 words in 25 minutes.
@johnmcusick Four pages down. Will hafta bang out the last three before White Horse. This ain't a sprint, it's a marathon. #NaNoWriMo
CHEERS FROM THE SIDELINES TWEETS
@ShadowGirl_ #NaNoWriMo is trending worldwide and in the UK. Woot! Good luck writers. I'm cheering for you all and I wish I could do it!
@pattidigh Kudos to all participating in #NaNoWriMo this month. I'm opting for National Nap More Month (#NaNaMoMo) instead.
@ThereseWalsh putting the NANO in NaNoWriMo http://bit.ly/atAen1
WHY DO THIS CRAZY NaNoWriMo THING TWEETS
@inkyelbows Pros & cons of participating in #NaNoWriMo, from @mercedesmy: http://bit.ly/bxGqnv
@Sarahbear9789 Omg, I love my plot. It just got fixed. #nanowrimo
@pubperspectives Why I’m Participating in NaNoWriMo . . . Are You?: By Erin Cox In today’s lead story, author… http://goo.gl/fb/Wm3AL
@emilytastic Are you ready for #NaNoWriMo? Here's my take on the whole fandangle. http://bit.ly/9nJ1Ex
@WorkmanPub First step to getting published? Start writing! http://bit.ly/9PNjnf
@joanna_haugen Talk about good inspiration for the month! RT @algonquinbooks: Trivia of the day: Sara Gruen wrote WATER FOR ELEPHANTS during #NaNoWriMo.
NaNoWriMo RESOURCES & TIPS TWEETS
@WeronikaJanczuk OMG, if you're doing #NaNoWriMo, this is an incredible list of tips and musings: http://bit.ly/dqcOyH. (via @Janet_Reid)
@GalleyCat As National Novel Writing Month starts, here are some writing tools. Share your story: http://mbist.ro/9070zQ
@jjmahoney3 Decided to use Google Docs to write my #NaNoWriMo novel this year. Why didn't I do this before? It'll be wherever I am! Goodbye Word!
@GalleyCat Cliche Finder site helps writers stop cliches before they start; our #NaNoWriMo tool of the day: http://mbist.ro/cGSfpt
NaNoWriMo FUN TWEETS
@inkyelbows For writers who missed @Elumir's first #NaNoWriMo song: http://bit.ly/cLzfmc (Nanofounder @ChrisBaty likes it, too!)
@ColleenLindsay "Writing a novel is like fighting a cyborg bear!" @ChuckWendig offers up awesome dos & don'ts for NaNoWriMo: http://bit.ly/bgCHP8 #hilarious
@colleenaf For those stuck on ideas for #nanowrimo: Teen Book Generator by @travisnichols Equipment needed: 12-sided die, PASSION. http://bit.ly/ayTB9H
WHAT THE PUBLISHING PEEPS FEAR TWEETS
@ColleenLindsay Today marks the day all literary agents and editors dread: NaNoWriMo. #rememberthatrevisionisyourfriend #donthitsendonthatqueryonDecemberOne
@ColleenLindsay Worst queries I ever received as an agent always started with "I've just finished writing my NaNoWriMo novel and...
@ElanaRoth Oh #NaNoWriMo...how you vex me. I do not look forward to the crappy, unedited manuscripts that will soon clutter my inbox in December.
THAT'S JUST NOT POSSIBLE ON DAY ONE TWEET
@ktubb NaNo! So who's hit 50,000 already? #theresalwayssomeone *knife eyes*