Have you always wanted to write a novel, but you’re just not sure where to begin or you don’t have the motivation to get started? Well, NaNoWriMo just might be the kickstart you need.
Once a year – throughout the month of November – ALL OVER THE WORLD, people are pounding the keys and putting their heart and soul into writing the first draft of their novel. It doesn’t matter if its your first novel or your 50th novel, everyone is welcome at NaNoWriMo. So, why not join in on the fun… or stress… What have you got to lose?
What is NaNoWriMo?
National Novel Writing Month is a fun, laid back, approach to creative writing. The fun starts on November 1st and ends on November 30th. Participants spend the month working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel which must be completed (and submitted) by 11:59 PM on November 30.
How do I start?
Go to nanowrimo.org the official website for NaNoWriMo and sign up. I did it, are you going to? You’ll need to create an account if you don’t already have one. Don’t worry, its painless.
The Step by Step, according to NaNoWriMo:
- Create your profile
- Give your novel a name – don’t worry, you can change it later
- Select your region
- Earn badges for participating and reaching milestones
- Use NaNoWriMo’s resources to help get inspired
- Start writing – ON NOVEMBER fist. You’ll want to update your word count daily.
- Claim your WIN (Find out more about how to WIN here)
NaNoWriMo is a non-profit organization, which means they survive on the generosity of the who care enough to donate. What to make a donation? You can do it HERE!
The NaNoWriMo mission statement:
National Novel Writing Month believes in the transformational power of creativity. We provide the structure, community, and encouragement to help people find their voices, achieve creative goals, and build new worlds—on and off the page.
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