Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Do you fancy yourself to be an aspiring author?

BUT are you unmotivated to write?

Do you want to complete a full-length novel in under a month?


is National Novel Writing Month

and if these things apply to YOU

I challenge YOU to participate in NaNoWriMo's

CHALLENGE: Write a novel in thirty days.


Visit and sign up to begin!
If you are under 17, you can join the NaNoWriMo Young Writers program here.

More details (from the site):

What: Writing one 50,000-word novel from scratch in a month's time.

Who: You! We can't do this unless we have some other people trying it as well. Let's write laughably awful yet lengthy prose together.

Why: The reasons are endless! To actively participate in one of our era's most enchanting art forms! To write without having to obsess over quality. To be able to make obscure references to passages from our novels at parties. To be able to mock real novelists who dawdle on and on, taking far longer than 30 days to produce their work.

When: You can sign up anytime to add your name to the roster and browse the forums. Writing begins November 1. To be added to the official list of winners, you must reach the 50,000-word mark by November 30 at midnight. Once your novel has been verified by our web-based team of robotic word counters, the partying begins.


  1. I signed up a couple weeks ago, and am really looking forward to it!

  2. Good luck! And actually, a full length novel is slightly skewed. It's only full length if you write YA or MG. You'd need to tack on a solid 50,000 words for a "traditional" full length novel. But NaNo is definitely a good motivating factor. I met the goal last year by maybe 1000 words. Never again. The style suits me, but not the speed.


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