November 1, 2008 at 3:15 pm Leave a comment

For ten years people have been taking part in NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month. It takes place every year from November 1st to November 30th. The goal: write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30. From the site:

“Valuing enthusiasm and perseverance over painstaking craft, NaNoWriMo is a novel-writing program for everyone who has thought fleetingly about writing a novel but has been scared away by the time and effort involved.

Because of the limited writing window, the ONLY thing that matters in NaNoWriMo is output. It’s all about quantity, not quality. The kamikaze approach forces you to lower your expectations, take risks, and write on the fly.”

What started out as a friendly competition amongst 21 writers in the Bay Area, has blossomed into an international event that brings in over 100,000 competitors, coupled with an amazing support structure through the NaNoWriMo site. The even has a most awesome program for Young Writers.

(If you’re a blogger and don’t think you have a novel in you, you might try out NaBloPoMo, National Blog Post Month. At least one post every day for the month of November.)

Follow the #NaNoWriMo participants on twitter.


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