[Editor’s Note: This article was written by the CTL’s Laurie Hansen.]
Sharpen your pencils! Belly up to the keyboard! November 1st starts NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) again. Let the writing begin!
NaNoWriMo is a “fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing” where the community goal is to write a 50,000 word (175 page) novel from November 1st to November 30th. These novels should be original works written by you and only you.
Here are some other tips to get your writing brain cranking:
From the site, “start from scratch”
- Check out the video tips from last year
- Read the NaNoWriMo FAQs
- Between November 24-30, upload your work for word-count validations
- Or. . . use the embeddable word-count widgets!
- Kids and teachers can get involved too with NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program.
Finally, if you’re not up for a novel in November, then how about a script in April where the challenge is 30 days and 100 pages? Sound crazy? Nah! It’s a FRENZY!
Are you going to sign up? Drop us an encouraging word (or 50,000). We’d love to hear about it! Write on!