Never won National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) before? Struggling to figure out what you're doing wrong?
You need to start cheating.
Your mother may have told you that "cheaters never win, and winners never cheat," but put that bunkum aside.
Winners work the system.
Winners use the tools to their own advantage.
Winners never stop writing.
And winners sure as hell don't believe that writing "The End" just because you hit 50K means you wrote a successful novel.
A Cheater's Guide to NaNoWriMo will hold your hand through all of the tips, tricks, cheats and hacks you'll need to finally finish that novel, get it off your hard drive, and publish it where real people can actually read it.
You may not become the next Stephen King, but you WILL finish your novel and win NaNoWriMo this year.
Ready to learn how? Join the Cheaters and beat the system.
Laura Roberts writes about sex, travel, writing, and ninjas – though not necessarily in that order.
As the author of the “V for Vixen” sex column, Laura began her career chronicling Montrealers' sexcapades, which are collected together in her book of essays, The Vixen Files. Blurring the lines between fact and fiction, she's also penned San Diego from A to Z, Confessions of a 3-Day Novelist, Ninjas of the 512, parts one and two of her serial novel, Naked Montreal, and a wide assortment of erotic Quickies. She is also the editor of the collection Haiku for Lovers, and the forthcoming anthology Everything I Need to Know About Love I Learned from Pop Songs.
Laura is also the founding editor of the literary magazine Black Heart, the San Diego chapter leader for the Nonfiction Authors Association, and offers affordable indie editing services through her company Laura Roberts Creative Services. In her free time, she leg-presses sumo wrestlers while sipping her morning coffee. She lives in an Apocalypse-proof bunker in sunny SoCal with her artist husband and their literary kitties.