For writers, November is a fun (somewhat stressful) month if participating in NaNoWriMo. This challenge requires them to write a novel in 30 days–1,666 words a day. Good luck to everyone who participates! Online PHD Programs offers a helpful post called 25 Most Effective Tools for NaNoWriMo Success. It talks about efficient software to help you keep track of word count and the progress of your novel as well as websites to go to afterwards to help with critique and feedback. I swore that I wouldn’t use online methods anymore for critique partners or beta-readers, but Critique Circle keeps getting positive reviews. I may have to check it out.