Next week, over a quarter million aspiring writers will undertake a momentous challenge: to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. The event is called National Novel Writer’s Month, or NaNoWriMo for short. It’s an exhilarating, wild and crazy writing event unlike any of its kind. To reach the total, participants will have to […]
NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month
Welcome, fellow author! In this category you'll find articles on NaNoWriMo, that crazy angst-filled, caffeine driven month when thousands of authors attempt to write a 50,000 word article in 30 days. Find out what it's like to participate, why I love it, and what I've done to win it, 5 years and counting.
At 11:57 p.m. on November 30th, I wrote the final sentence with hurried keystrokes and submitted my word count for verification. Loading, the browser replied. Loading. Loading. Loading. I began to sweat at this point. And then, YOU WIN! That’s right, I crested 50,000 words in the final moments, thereby becoming a “winner” of National […]
At midnight on Halloween one of the strangest and most prolific events in fiction writing will begin – National Novel Writer’s Month, known to participants as NaNoWriMo. From November 1 to November 30, thousands of participants around the world will attempt to write a 175-page novel. The goal is 50,000 words, which works out, roughly, […]