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3...2...1...It's NaNo 2022 Time!
(If November hasn't started in your time zone's okay to peek, I won't tell.)

National Novel Writing Month is finally here, Writer!

From the moment you add that very first word to your story, you're a writer—no matter what happens next. You're officially a writer and you can create worlds, whether you know where your story is leading or not. That's the beautiful thing about writing: the only way to do it is one word after the other, on and on into the unknown.

So, here's our tried and true novel-beginning advice: don't sweat it!

The only important thing about beginning a rough draft is to actually write it. It doesn't have to be perfect. It doesn't even have to make sense all the way through. Just keep writing and don't look back. And if you're feeling stuck, here are some story starters for you! You can always revise it in December.

  • "When I opened my eyes, all I could see was..."

  • "The trouble all started when..."

  • "The three most important things you should know about me/ your character's name are..."

  • And finally, "Once upon a time..." We're serious. Like we said before, any beginning that helps you get writing is a good beginning.

Good luck, Writer! All of us at NaNo HQ are cheering you on!

Chyina Powell
Content Manager

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