So WHO is NaNoWriMo anyhow?
NaNoWriMo is an Internet-based creative writing project that takes place during the month of November. NaNoWriMo challenges participants to write 50,000 words (the minimum number of words for a novel) in ONE MONTH. The goal of NaNoWriMo is to get people writing and keep them motivated throughout the process. There are millions of writers from all over the globe that have participated.
HOW can NaNoWriMo Help your writing?
There are many hurdles while writing a novel, or a manuscript of any length. There are also a multitude number of ways to overcome these challenges. NaNoWriMo provides direction, instruction, and motivation through video, emails, chats, and even local, live events.
WHEN is NaNoWriMo?
The event is held annually from November 1 until the deadline at 11:59PM on November 30, although they do have several smaller events throughout the year.
WHERE can I find NaNoWriMo?
Everywhere and anywhere, although the event is primarily hosted online at www.NaNoWriMo.org.
WHAT should I do to prepare for NaNoWriMo?
All you must do is have an idea for a story. From there you can “pants” your novel.
If you’re worried you can't come up with the desired word count easily then outline your story. Start with the beginning, add some situations and conflicts and challenges, then decide on an ending. Need a little more help with your storyline? Check out my book, the Writers Guided Journal and Notebook.
If you are already working on a project then good for you. If you want a break from that title for some hard hitting, fast creative word counts then try NaNo!
I'll be spending November working on a new title. I know the work won't be publishable by December 1st but that's not the goal. The target is to create a large body of words that can be edited into a marketable product during those thirty days.
So what's your story? Will you join me in November, at a live or virtual event?
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Richard E Todd, author of The Golf Rules series, Short Stories from the Long Links, and other titles has been heard on the PGA Tour radio station and seen in On The Green magazine. Contact him at Richard@AuthorRichardETodd.com and follow him on social media and at www.AuthorRichardETodd.com ✍ andwww.TheGolfRules.com.