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National Novel Writing Month

You guys... it's November. You know what that means!

NANOWRIMO!

National Novel Writing Month is upon us. Basically, you write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. You can write more than that - and you probably should, because 50,000 words is not a whole lot (100 pages in Word, single spaced, Times New Roman, font size 12). But as long as you write 50,000 words you're in the clear. That's 1667 words a day for 30 days. You read far more than that on an average day!

There's an extremely active writing community on the official forum and there are also Facebook groups, LiveJournal communities, and websites and message boards dedicated to the writing phenomenon.

If it seems a little intimidating - well, that's because it is. I suggest you run out and buy "No Plot? No Problem!" by Chris Baty, the founder of NaNoWriMo. It's a well-written, informative book that should serve you well even when you aren't trying to write a book in 30 days.

Do you know what you're writing? Are you participating?

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