Focus is Contagious

6 benefits of writing together from 6 NaNoWriMo authors.

Struggling with the last 10 days of NaNoWriMo? You don’t need to go it alone.

If you focus, I’ll focus. I swear. [Rappottenstein Castle, Austria]

Are 6 writers together more efficient than 6 writers apart?

We barely know each other. We’re writing in different genres. We’re at different points in our writing career. It doesn’t matter because:

We have one thing in common: clear focus on the same goal.

Here are 6 writing tips from 6 writers who are sitting together at the table here in “NaNo Castle” in Rappottenstein, Austria (where we’ve gathered for a week to Just Write). From the trenches of NaNo, here are:

6 Reasons to write with other authors:

  1. Gavin Reese: “The critical feedback from experienced colleagues.”
  2. Derek Murphy: “You can get somebody else to get snacks.”
  3. Bradley Charbonneau: “The pure, good old-fashioned peer pressure of (subtle) competition.”
  4. Nathan Rose: “The solidarity of a shared struggle.”
  5. Jerry Holiday: “Like a music band, the intense time working together for a short period of time.”
  6. Ingrid Seymour: “You don’t want to be the first one to quit, so you keep going along with the others.”

There you have it, live from the trenches of NaNoWriMo Castle deep in the alps of Austria.

Don’t go it alone! Blast through the last stretch of NaNoWriMo stronger together.

Don’t happen to have a castle nearby? Go online and join a group.

Bradley Charbonneau just rocketed through the noise with his recently launched “Every Single Day” where he gets down and dirty about focus, effeciency, and the power of Better Together.