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NaNoWriMo [Oct. 27th, 2006|10:16 am]
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Thought I'd make a post about NaNoWriMo.

NaNoWriMo (short for National Novel Writer's Month) is wonderful. If you've ever entertained the idea of writing a full novel, but you just can't seem to get yourself going on it, it is the perfect way to jump start things. During the month of November, writers all over take up the challenge to write 50,000 words. That's a lot of words for one month - over 1,000 per day. It's all about quantity, not quality - the goal is to get your fingers moving over the keyboard and just start churning it out no matter what. Nanowrimo will force you to get something substantial on the page. At the end of the month, even if you think it's terrible, you will have something to work with and you'll feel like the novel is real and not just an abstract idea in your head.

Heather, Sarah, and myself are going to take up the Nanowrimo challenge this November. At our weekly meetings during November, we are just going to get together and write for a bit instead of critiquing each other's work.

Check out the nanowrimo website: www.nanowrimo.org

Just wanted to throw this out there for any writers that might be toying with the idea of writing something novel-length. You should take up the challenge. It's really fun - the fact that tons of people are all doing the same thing makes it more of a community type of thing. It's very unusual to have moral support while writing, and it really helps! And even better - you can come write with us on thursdays (usually at 6 pm still, cafe coco still, but location could change from week to week).

The website is pretty neat - it has forums where you can talk about nanowrimo. My name on it is RyeBlume, so be sure to add me as a buddy if you sign up! :)