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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

National Novel Writing Month

As November approaches, so does the challenge of National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo, or just NaNo.

Simply put, NaNo participants commit to writing 50,000 words is just 30 days.

For anyone who has dreamed of writing a novel, this is the chance to crank out a first draft and see if you can come up with something you feel passionate enough about to go on to edit afterwards - after all, NaNo is about quantity, not quality.

It's also an incredible shock to the system, forcing you to change your life for four weeks to ensure that you hit the daily target of roughly 1667 words a day.

I think it's fair to say that a lot of crap gets written in that 30 days but I can guarantee that there will be the seed of something in there that will urge you to keep writing and developing that first draft into something worthy of publication.

For example, my 2009 NaNo novel took just under 8 months to edit but it's doing very now that's it's out there to buy.

I'm passionate about writing, both my own and yours, so... what are you waiting for? Sign up now.

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