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Sunday, November 01, 2009

NaNoWriMo - Wake up the 'writer' in you !!

NaNoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing.
 
Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30. SIMPLE !!!

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.

In 2008, we had over 120,000 participants. More than 20,000 of them crossed the 50k finish line by the midnight deadline, entering into the annals of NaNoWriMo superstardom forever. They started the month as auto mechanics, out-of-work actors, and middle school English teachers. They walked away novelists.

So, to recap:

What: Writing one 50,000-word novel from scratch in a month's time.

Who: You! We can't do this unless we have some other people trying it as well. Let's write laughably awful yet lengthy prose together.

Why: The reasons are endless! To actively participate in one of our era's most enchanting art forms! To write without having to obsess over quality. To be able to make obscure references to passages from our novels at parties. To be able to mock real novelists who dawdle on and on, taking far longer than 30 days to produce their work.

When: You can sign up anytime to add your name to the roster and browse the forums. Writing begins November 1. To be added to the official list of winners, you must reach the 50,000-word mark by November 30 at midnight. Once your novel has been verified by our web-based team of robotic word counters, the partying begins.

Still confused? Just visit the How NaNoWriMo Works page and What is NaNoWriMo page !!

 

1 comment:

  1. gr8!! i'll definately try to see if i can sign up and come up with anything near to 175 pages!!

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