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NaNoWriMo is back!

Posted on November 3rd, 2008 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Events, Words & Writing.

If you haven’t heard before, November is National Novel Writing Month. Challenge yourself to write an entire novel in 30 days. Think it can’t be done? Think again! Writers all over the world will be subjecting themselves to the same challenge, so you won’t be alone. Dust off your pencils, markers, and/or keyboard, and let me know how you do!

Totally blocked? Try Write in the Middle, our Library’s very own writing club for those in grades 6-9! The next meeting is tomorrow, Tuesday, November 4, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Future meetings can be found on our events calendar. Hope to see you there!

Good luck, novel writers!

1 comment.

Odderkid

Comment on November 3rd, 2008.

A little tip from a friend of mine:

Reward yourself in some small way for each 100 words you write. You can write a hundred words. Anyone can. (If you have trouble, it’s totally okay to thinly disguise your ramblings as story.)

Once you have 100 words, it’s not hard to do another 100. Every day, you only have to write 1667 words, which is sixteen drabbles and a half-drabble, if you prefer thinking about it that way.

The point of NaNo is to force yourself to write 50000 words in 30 days. They don’t have to be good, or even readable. They can be eye-burningly bad, but that doesn’t matter, because if you decide you like your story enough to keep going, it’s only the first draft. You can fix it later.

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