NaNoWriMo Resources: Kick Off Preptober Right!

Marisa Mohi
5 min readSep 28, 2022

Plantember is almost over (before I could even make Plantember a thing) and that means that Preptober is almost here! If you’re planning on writing a novel in November, make sure you take some time in October to look through these NaNoWriMo resources!

Much like NaNoWriMo, Preptober is a time to obsess about all things writing. Only, it’s a lower key obsession, because you get to go full-on obsession in November. Preptober is like packing for the trip, and NaNoWriMo is like actually being on the trip, but the airline lost your luggage and your passport was stolen and then you got mugged in a back alley and some kind strangers are helping you out, but you don’t speak the language and you’re just trying not to cry.

Writing is fun.

NaNoWriMo comes but once a year (and Camp NaNoWriMo comes twice) so it’s a great time to write in solidarity with others. Sure, most NaNoWriMo projects don’t go beyond the draft stage, but some do. And you never regret the practice that makes you better, gang.

And even though you probably write all year round, there’s just something about the atmosphere of NaNoWriMo. It feels like going back to school shopping. It’s all notebooks and new pencils.

At least, that’s how it feels in my brain.

But NaNoWriMo is only as productive as you make it. So being prepared for November is key.

Anyhow, let’s chat all things NaNoWriMo resources so you can get your Preptober started off right.

NaNoWriMo Resources

It’s dangerous to go alone. I mean, you mostly write alone, but you need some stuff to keep you company. Or rather, to just help you as you write. So, with that, check out these NaNoWriMo resources to help you hit the ground running.

001: NaNoWriMo Ideas Generator

Using a tarot deck is a fun way to come up with story ideas. You can pull cards for story elements, or you can pull some cards to represent the conflict of your story. You don’t have to assume that the story takes place in a fantasy-medieval type setting, even though that’s what the images tend to lend themselves to. You can imagine a setting, and think about what a particular card would…

Marisa Mohi

Writer and Tarot Reader. Fueled by black coffee and notebooks with thick paper.