Nanowrimo is a tool every writer should have in their toolbox. You can participate in the main November Nanowrimo event or Camp Nanowrimo in April or July. There is nothing like writing 50,000 words in 30 days to force you to develop an active daily writing habit. With the very public deadline looming over your head, you don’t have time to self edit or worry about word choice. The draft you produce during the month you do Nano may not be anything worth ever publishing but, it is a great way to take an idea that has been rattling around in your head and getting it down on paper.