NaNoWriMo...Fairly certain there's no way I could keep that up, especially since I can't even come up with an idea to start with. But I like this calendar and I hope that at some point in my life I can pull off NaNoWriMo.
tip: Reflection. Readers need time to unwind. They want to think about what they are reading while they are continuing with the story. They need a minute to breathe. So the characters must reflect. If you are writing a novel, talk about the characters' insights on what is happened. While they are moving to the next adventure, show us their thoughts. How is it changing them?