Massive Post of NaNoWriMo Awesomeness

Some awesome tips and thoughts on NaNoWriMo, two days to go.

Way Too Fantasy

Every autumn since 2005, I’ve spent preparing (or sometimes scrambling last minute) for the start of November, and the beginning of National Novel Writing Month. For those of you that don’t know, NaNoWriMo is a challenge to write a novel of at least 50,000 words in the thirty days during the month of November. I’m not going to wax poetic about the history of NaNo, if you want to know how it got started, check out the site.

So, why is participating in this madness worth it?

  • For the personal challenge
  • For the community
  • Because you may just surprise yourself

Before National Novel Writing Month entered my life, I mostly wrote short pieces of original fiction and some fan fiction. The thought of writing a novel had never really occurred to me, except for maybe on some sub-conscious level. That first NaNoWriMo changed my life; writing those 50,011…

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