Why You Should Write a Book in June
JuNoWriMo is our spin off of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) that takes place in June, challenging you to write 50,000 words in thirty days. In the past two years, JuNoWriMo has inspired hundreds of writers to get their books written, including myself. June is the perfect month to stop procrastinating and get that book written.
Why should you write a book in June? Here’s one reason.
B is for Beta Readers
Participating in JuNoWriMo is a great way to make new friends. A smaller and more tightly-knit community than NaNoWriMo, JuNoWriMo is a great place to hang out with other like-minded writers. The online relationships I’ve made in June last longer than just a season.
As anyone who’s written a book knows, good beta readers are not only difficult to find, they are highly valuable assets to an author. Feedback is crucial after that first draft and before the nitty-gritty editing takes place. Who will you find to read your story and provide honest, helpful suggestions?
My advice is to find a handful of other writers who you can swap stories with and critique each other. Be honest, yet tactful and offer positive feedback with the negative.
On the JuNoWriMo message boards, there’s a forum called The Critique Partner Cafe. It’s a great way to find beta readers or form critique groups. If you join, that’s just one more benefit of participating.
It’s Your Turn
JuNoWriMo 2014 is going to be bigger and better than ever, so don’t miss this opportunity to write that book. I dare you to write 50,000 words in June. If you accept my challenge, know that you won’t be in it alone. You’ll be writing alongside hundreds of other authors who are going for the exact same thing, and that’s the best way to write. It’s gonna be stinkin’ awesome.
Oh, and one more thing. JuNoWriMo is having a giveaway right now: sign up and you just might win a prize!
So, are you in?
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