Write More, Write Now

For all of you aspiring writers out there, take note.  As Joyce Lamb of USA Today reports, November is National Novel Writing Month, also known as “NaNoWriMo.”  According to Lamb, the NaNoWriMo plan encourages aspiring authors to write 1,667 words each day in the month of November.  If participants stick to the plan, they will have written 50,000 words by the end of the month-enough for a novel.  Lamb outlines the basic rules of this plan as follows:

  • You’re not allowed to go back and edit what you’ve already written.
  • You’re not allowed to criticize your work.  You’re just supposed to write, write, write, knowing you can fix your problems later
  • You don’t have to follow any actual writing rules, meaning you can write whatever you want and even change gears halfway through the story.  It’s your book, and the month is about the actual activity of writing and proving to yourself that you can finish a novel.

Lamb encourages would-be authors to give NaNo a try-one of her NaNo books is being published next month. 

You can find more information about this project, or sign up to participate by clicking here.  Good luck to all the aspiring writers out there!

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