NaNoWriMo Kicks Off On November 1

By on Oct 27, 2010 in Announcement, Current Events, Lifestyle, United States, World Comments

NaNoWriMo LogoNaNoWriMo or the National Novel Writing Month will kick-off on November 1 and will end on November 30. Participants on NaNoWriMo will have to write their 50,000-word novel starting on November 1 until midnight of November 30.

According to their official website, “NaNoWriMo is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. 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.”

Last year, over 165,000 participated and more than 30,000 crossed the 50,000-word finish line by the midnight deadline.

According to their press release, “although the event emphasizes creativity and adventure over creating a literary masterpiece, nearly 60 novels begun during NaNoWriMo have since been published, including Water for Elephants, a New York Times #1 Bestseller by Sara Gruen.

“Writing a novel in a month inspires incredible confidence in seasoned and first-time novelists alike,” says NaNoWriMo Program Director, Lindsey Grant.

“Completing a draft of the novel they’ve been contemplating for ages gives participants a tremendous sense of accomplishment and leaves them wondering what else they’re capable of,” she added.

Visit their official website if you want to join this activity.

Image Credit: Nanowrimo.org



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