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This year, a number of #NaNoWriMo2019 folks are trying out the "Comic Sans" trick. There's something magical about Comic Sans makes it easier to write with.

As a UI/UX designer, not only can I tell you *why* it works, I can tell you how to get the effect from any font. A thread.
Our brains get exhausted when lines of text are too long. Researchers place the "sweet spot" at around 50-60 characters (i.e. letters, symbols, and spaces) per line.

Though you can comfortably go up to 75 characters per line, which is what you're more likely to find in novels.
This is why magazines and newspapers use columns. Columns allow them to print text very small without the characters-per-line becoming massive and exhausting.

(But you also don't want too few characters-per-line, as in this caption that went too long to support the small width.)
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Hello, #NaNoWriMo2019 party people!

I have a YA to rewrite and a specific desire to work a little bit on a project every day instead of binge-writing, which is what I've been doing.

You can find me here:

nanowrimo.org/participants/l…

though I hardly ever update.

ALSO:
I thought I would do some #NaNoWriMo tips and tricks threads, because I am one of those rare writers who greatly benefits from drafting quickly and with very set word count goals.

It's definitely not for everyone, but from someone who prefer fast-drafting, here are my tips.
First, I'm going to dispel fast-drafting myths:

--fast drafts are always messy
--fast drafts mean you write commercial/formulaic
--fast drafts mean you don't care about developing language
--fast drafts must/must not be outlined
--fast drafts are garbage drafts

NOT TRUE.
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I’m really excited for #NaNoWriMo2019. I’m going to write a (lightly) fictionalized version of the story that probably got you all following me.

Why lightly fictionalized you ask? Because one of the side effects of a life of drug and alcohol abuse is HUGE gaps in memory.
I don’t want to be accused of falsifying or getting the facts wrong so the story will be called fiction but losely based on my life.

Also, it’s going to be tough to share and I don’t want anyone involved to be embarrassed or hurt by it.
All names will be changed and some minor details will be changed.

Again, it won’t be a memoir, it will be a work of fiction. But I am excited to get to tell the story. I know it has helped a few people on twitter. Maybe it will help more people.
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