Monday, November 4, 2013

Nano MY WriMo

For those reading this who don't know what nanowrimo is, it's National Novel Writing Month, the time of year when folks who have a story to tell, buckle down and try to write it in 30 days. Held every November at we the proud, the brave, and the crazy, attempt to complete our book while urging on our fellow writers.

Sort of like Weight Watchers peer pressure and a New Year's resolution all rolled into one. In theory, procrastination stops and writing-fu begins.That means butt in chair, fingers flying over the keyboard, timed writing, and the self editor left the building. But not to worry, she'll be back when you're done, to edit your latest opus.

You may wonder what length constitutes a novel. Below is a simple chart that shows both average novel lengths as well as the most common perspectives, each broken down by genre. For NanoWriMo, the minimum to shoot for is 50,000 words.

If there is a book inside you, now is the perfect time to get started. And if you need a push, the other nano participating writers will help give you a push to get rolling. So what are you waiting for? Give it a try.

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