Saturday, October 26, 2013

How to convince your friends to do NaNoWriMo with you

  • Emphasize the competitive aspect--secretly, everybody loves the opportunity to one-up even their best friends every once in awhile.
  • Ask repeatedly--once every other second should do.
  • Explain that you have no friends to do it with and that you have no willpower to complete this monumentous task alone.
  • Pout.
  • Tell them that everybody has a novel inside of them, but only 1% of people will ever write it down. Also: don't check your statistics.
  • Talk about all the cool stuff you could be doing together, like write-ins and word wars.
  • Tell them not to bother calling you in November if they won't do NaNo. All non Nano things must wait until December.
  • Force feed them practical facts and figures that may or may not entirely be backed up by research: Writing daily is good for your psychological health! Writers are, on average, 60% skinnier than a healthy human being! Writing a novel will make you look 89% more attractive to the opposite sex!
  • If all else fails, wave around all the NaNo goods you get if you win.

1 comment:

  1. I'm a little offended I didn't get the whole treatment here.