I am learning many valuable lessons from this whole novel writing challenge. Don't get me wrong, I am still loving it. In fact I can't wait to see what happens next. But there are a few tricks I have learned that I want to share with you.
2. Do not use hyphenated words either. They, too, count as one word. Ditch the hyphen, or use something else; you can fine-tune next month.
3. Write compound sentences because when you join them with a comma and the word "and" or "because," or "or" then you have added a word, and remember every word counts.
4. Try to write at a quiet time of the day when you have very few distractions. What? Sorry, I have to go...
*These suggestions are intended for fun only and in no way reflect a devil-may-care attitude by the author, nor do they aim to poke fun of anyone. In a nutshell: please don't take this seriously.