So it's National November Writing Month and you want to give it a try. Firstly, the website ( https://www.nanowrimo.org/ ) should be your first resource. When you're done looking there, come back and read me. Ready? Okay, so it's National writing month. It's a challenge to write more. Whether you are a writer crafting novels or someone who just wants to dabble, it's all good. ALL ARE WELCOME! That being said, as a writer, my post is going to be focused on novel writing. I'm seeing my fellow writers posting their successes and failures on Twitter and the Facebook pages. Like, posts are ranging from "I'm in the fetal position, paralyzed by anxiety." and other posts that are like, "I just wrote 5,000+ words of my novel today!" So what gives? How is it that some people find that their words flow so freely whereas others are stuck in the first paragraph still? Well, my theory is that it boils down to a few key factors.