NaNoWriMo Contest Winners
You did it! You survived novel writing’s biggest month! NaNoWriMo is over for another year. Maybe you reached the goal of 50k words written and maybe you didn’t. Maybe you blew well past that and wrote a 100K and maybe you ended up in the corner rocking yourself for comfort. No matter what, you’re all winners in our books. No really. Great job. It might not seem like a big deal, but do you know how many people say they want to write a book and never write a single word? Those Dabblers who reached the summit of 50K words were automatically entered to win some amazing prizes. Congrats to everyone!1st placeOne winnerLifetime subscription to DabbleOne-year membership to Writing Mastery AcademyQwerkywriter keyboard!Winner: Nix D.2nd place Four winnersSix-month subscription to DabbleSix-month membership to Writing Mastery AcademyWinner: Marion B.Winner: TongkeiWinner: Onyx P.Winner: Jessica3rd placeFive winnersThree-month subscription to DabbleThree-month membership to Writing Mastery AcademyWinner: GiselleWinner: Katherine S.Winner: Matthew D.Winner: Cindy M.Winner: Ryn ShellNow that you’ve made it that far, it’s time for revisions. Be sure to check out some of the resources on our blog: Punctuation Basics – A Beginner’s GuideStory Structures: The Fundamentals You Need To KnowUsing Passive versus Active VoiceOnce you get past editing, don’t forget to dive into this comprehensive post on book writing and publishing: How To Write A Book – The Ultimate Guide. Will 2022 be the year you publish your debut, sign with an agent or release your 12th novel? Whatever your goals, we’re here to support you.
Do you have a story in you? Of course you do! For a lot of us, the hardest part of writing a novel is just getting started. Research shows us that having a support system ups our chances of success. While most of the writing life is a solitary experience, there is much to be gained from knowing that you have friends that are on the journey along with you. We at Dabble love to write and want to demonstrate, in real time and in front of the world, what it looks like to go from idea to plan to first draft. That’s why we’re kicking off the “Write A Novel With Dabble In 60 Days” challenge. If you find yourself in need of camaraderie, we’d love for you to join us as we work toward completing the challenge. We’d love to hear encouragement from you, and we’d love to send some of that encouragement back to you! With a band of friends and the ultimate writing tool at our fingertips, there’s nothing we can’t do together—and we’re going to prove it. We’ll be planning weekly check-ins to share with each other, and those of you that embark on this journey with us. You’ll have a front-row seat for our successes and frustrations. You’ll see and hear how we are finding solutions to story problems that are hiding along the way and hold each other lovingly accountable throughout the process. We believe so much in the power of Dabble to help writers see their dreams realized on the page, we’re going to put our keyboards into action. We hope you’ll join us!
Essentially, a beta reader is an (hopefully) objective third party who will read your novel or story and provide (hopefully) constructive feedback. A beta reader is not an editor, and often they’re not writers either, though there’s a good chance a lot of your beta readers are going to be authors as well.
If you’re a regular writer of romance or are looking to dive into this popular genre, you might be on the lookout for some stellar plot ideas. Spend any time reading and exploring the genre and you’ll know that romance is just one word for dozens of different subgenres all with their own tone and style.