Hello fellow writers! To help celebrate NaNoWriMo, I thought that I would provide a few links to some of my favorite "writerly" sources online. First up is Writer's Digest. The focus here is on helping new authors work on their craft and get published. So, if you are looking for a contest to enter, this is the place to go: http://www.writersdigest.com/competitions/writing-competitions.
However, they also have tons of articles on writing and you can access them in a variety of ways, such as by genre, goal, or writing level, as well as several blogs by the editors all focused on different aspects of writing and getting published. There is an Education area where you can register for writing courses (for a fee). And, they have links to a variety of writing resources, like the Writer's Market.
A recent blog post by one of the editors, Brian A. Klems, directly addresses "How to Prepare for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)" and you can check out his advice here: http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/how-to-prepare-for-national-novel-writing-month-nanowrimo
Best wishes in your Nano writing adventure! :-)