Friday, November 1, 2013

Writing: My First Nanowrimo Event...I am Scared.

National Novel Writing Month, shortened as NaNoWriMo (na-noh-RY-moh) is an annual internet-based creative writing project that takes place every November. NaNoWriMo challenges participants to write 50,000 words of a new novel between November 1 and 30. Despite its name, it accepts entries from around the world. The goal of NaNoWriMo is to get people writing, no matter how bad the writing is, through the end of a first draft.

The idea is that many people are scared to start writing because it won’t be any good, and if there’s a time to celebrate length, rather than quality, more people will write an entire first draft, which they can then proceed to edit if they wish.

Even John Green entered the NaNoWriMo competition 3 years ago. Great words of advice from the author of The Fault in our Stars
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 Writers wishing to participate first register on the project’s website,  http://nanowrimo.org/ where they can post profiles and information about their novels, including synopsis and excerpts. Word counts are validated on the site, with writers submitting a copy of their novel for automatic counting.

Members from our school’s  Science Fiction and Fantasy Club…(Starships and Dragons), some Journalism students and myself are planning to make the plunge. Come join us…I do not want to be the only person who writes like an moron.

 There is even a NaNoWriMo song.  Dig it.

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