Unleash Your Story: Join NaNoWriMo 2023

It’s been awhile, but I’m glad to introduce a new author to you here at JPC Allen Writes. Angela D. Shelton writes YA dystopian novels and is here with her blog post. “Unleash Your Story: Join NaNoWriMo 2023.” Take it away, Angela!

November is here, and with it comes an electrifying opportunity for aspiring writers around the globe: National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) 2023. For those unfamiliar with it, NaNoWriMo is an annual, internet-based creative writing project that challenges participants to pen a 50,000-word manuscript in just 30 days. Yes, it’s a marathon of creativity, and the goal isn’t just to write; it’s to ignite your passion for storytelling.

If you’re sitting on the fence, wondering if this is for you, let’s dive into why NaNoWriMo could be your gateway to a newfound love for writing.

Unleash Your Creative Potential

NaNoWriMo is more than just writing; it’s about unleashing your potential. You have a unique voice and perspective that the world needs to hear. This event provides a structured yet liberating platform to explore your creativity. It’s not about perfection; it’s about progression. Let your imagination run wild!

Join a Supportive Community

Writing can be a solitary endeavor, but not during NaNoWriMo. You’ll be part of a vibrant, supportive community of fellow writers, all embarking on the same journey. This community offers encouragement, advice, and the kind of camaraderie that keeps you motivated.

Embrace a Challenge

NaNoWriMo pushes you out of your comfort zone. The challenge of writing 50,000 words in a month may seem daunting, but it’s incredibly fulfilling. You’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish with dedication and a bit of time management.

Discover Your Voice

As you write, you’ll discover your unique voice. NaNoWriMo encourages you to experiment with different styles and genres. It’s a time to explore and find what truly resonates with you as a writer.

Achieve a Tangible Goal

At the end of the month, you’ll have a manuscript. It’s a tangible achievement that serves as a testament to your commitment and creativity. Whether you choose to pursue publishing or keep it as a personal accomplishment, you’ve created something remarkable.

Rise of the Y by Angela D. Shelton

Rise of the Y

As you embark on your NaNoWriMo journey, let me introduce you to an inspiration: Rise of the Y. This young adult dystopian novel is a testament to the power of creativity and perseverance – the same qualities you’ll harness during NaNoWriMo.

Rise of the Y is set in a world where the unexpected has become the norm, and survival is a daily challenge. It’s a story of resilience, hope, and the indomitable human spirit. Vivid storytelling and richly crafted characters are sure to ignite your imagination and fuel your writing journey.

Summing it up

NaNoWriMo is an incredible opportunity to start your writing journey. It’s a chance to tell your story, join a community of like-minded individuals, and discover the joys of creative writing. And as you write, remember the world of Rise of the Y and how I brought my vision to life. It’s your time to shine, to write, and to rise!

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your laptop or pen, join the NaNoWriMo 2023 challenge, and start writing the story that only you can tell. Who knows, this time next year, we might be talking about your novel!

Thank you so much for your advice, Angela! If you would like to connect with her, please see the links in her bio below. To read more advice on NaNoWriMo, click here.


Tales of Courage, Love, and Faith from the Cattle Fields to the Battlefields.

Angela D. Shelton, a recipient of the 2023 Christian Indie Awards in the young adult category, enjoys writing stories in both young adult and romance genres. When she’s not working in healthcare accounting, she’s busy with her husband, Tom, taking care of their small cattle ranch in Georgia.

Angela finds creative fuel in her day-to-day life, from working on the ranch to learning from Tom’s background in military and law enforcement. This comes to life in her series, Collapse, which follows a family in a small Georgia town learning to adapt and thrive when faced with global challenges.

Her latest project, The Y Chronicles series, takes readers on a journey through a dystopian Atlanta, Georgia. Angela’s writing, influenced by her own experiences and observations, aims to offer more than just a good story—it aims to create a world readers can truly lose themselves in. Whether tackling themes of resilience, romance, or rebellion, Angela hopes her stories touch the hearts of those who read them. Connect with Angela at her website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Amazon, Goodreads, Boobkbub, TikTok, and YouTube.

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  1. Since we’re talking about NaNoWriMo, Angela, I have to ask–are you a plotter or a pantser? I plot at the beginning and then the more I write, the more I turn into a pantser.

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