Posts Tagged ‘NaNoWriMo’

Congrats to Carolyn Batzlaff for completing her 50,000 novel as part of the Nanowrimo 50,000 word novel challenge Great work!

Please about your novel at the next AAWG meeting.


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Flex your typing fingers, everybody! NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is back and starting on November 1st.

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.

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.

Make no mistake: You will be writing a lot of crap. And that’s a good thing. By forcing yourself to write so intensely, you are giving yourself permission to make mistakes. To forgo the endless tweaking and editing and just create. To build without tearing down.

Check out the OFFICIAL SITE. I have actually signed up! If anyone else from the AAWG or from the NW suburbs is interested, we can start a group in our area. Think about it, novelists…

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