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About NaNoWriMo

IT’S NOT TOO LATE! To start…

Here’s what NaNoWriMo is all about:

  1. NaNoWriMo = National Novel Writing Month
  2. What do you do? Write. This thing here is all about quantity not quality, and for once, that’s a good thing. Just get those words on the pages and tell your inner editor to go take a long walk off a short bridge
  3. How do I jump in the game? Easy! Visit: http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/dashboard , register and jump in with both feet
  4. What do you do? Pledge to write 50,000 words in one month. Then, go and write them. Again, it’s about quantity not quality here
  5. When did it start? Midnight, November1st. It ends November 30th. So, yes. It already started for 2011, but you can begin whenever you want
  6. Why bother? To get that novel outa ya! “The 50,000-word challenge has a wonderful way of opening up your imagination and unleashing creativity,” says NaNoWriMo Founder and Executive Director (and 12-time NaNoWriMo winner) Chris Baty. “When you write for quantity instead of quality, you end up getting both. Also, it’s a great excuse for not doing any dishes for a month.”
  7. What good could come from it? Your novel. Look, true, most won’t go anywhere other than the grand satisfaction of knowing that you acheived this–you wrote a novel. You are a novelist. However, something great COULD happen: “The 50,000-word challenge has a wonderful way of opening up your imagination and unleashing creativity,” says NaNoWriMo Founder and Executive Director (and 12-time NaNoWriMo winner) Chris Baty. “When you write for quantity instead of quality, you end up getting both. Also, it’s a great excuse for not doing any dishes for a month.”
  8. Is there a prize? No. Well, yes–immense satisfaction. There are no judges, no prizes, and entries are deleted from the server before anyone even reads them. This is all for YOU!
  9. Conclusion: At midnight on November 1, armed only with their wits, the vague outline of a story, and a ridiculous deadline, more than 250,000 people around the world will set out to become novelists. Will you be one of them who embarked on this grand journey inside your head by November 30th?
  10. I DARE YOU! Want to get started? Feel free to contact me if you want a virtual writing partner or just a friendly voice of encouragement now and then. I’ll even be happy to coordinated writing collaboration groups for anyone who’s interested to help prevent existential lonliness through the process. If you’re not already of friend of mine through FB, friend me: Daphne Taylor Street. You can send me an email: daphne.street@facebook.com

Happy trails! –Daphne

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Posted by on November 9, 2011 in FICTION: Novel (NaNoWriMo)

 

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