Writing Wednesday: Get prepared for National Novel Writing Month!

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November 1st is the start of National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo)! People from all around the world will have the goal of completing a 50,000 word novel by the end of November. See the official website NaNoWriMo.org for all the details!

There are lots of things you can do to get prepared to crank out your novel in November. Check out the NaNoWriMo Prep Resources page for events, podcasts, and their resources library.

Things that are very important to a writer are good tools, and inspiration. You can find those here!

Clairefontaine notebooks are the choice of many authors because the super-smooth white paper is a joy to write on. Author Susan Wiggs says, “…the smooth pages of the high-quality paper seem to be a trigger for creativity.”

See our interview with author J.T. Ellison about how she uses her Clairefontaine notebooks when writing her novels, and how she uses her Quo Vadis Habana notebook as her bullet journal where she tracks word counts. You can also see her Writing Project interview where she goes into more depth on her writing and research process.

J.T. Ellison’s Clairefontaine notebook


Author Jeff Abbott is a long-time user of Clairefontaine notebooks and has been featured several times here on Quo Vadis blog. He describes why he never wants to run out of Clairefontaine notebooks, and how he uses his Clairefontaine notebooks for each novel. You can also see his Writer’s Project interview here to learn more about his novel-writing methods.

Author Susan Wiggs loves using Clairefontaine notebooks so much, she even created a character who uses them! She has written more than 50 books, all of which started in Clairefontaine notebooks. You can read Susan’s Writer’s Project interview here to learn more about her and her writing inspiration.

You can find more information about Clairefontaine notebooks including where to buy here.

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