Thursday, November 4, 2010

About Today: Is This Your Month to Write a Novel? 11/02/10

From Jen Hubley, your About Today Editor
Yesterday was the first day of National Novel Writing Month, which is, according to me, the best artistic experiment of all time. All you have to do is write 50,000 words this month, and you win.

What Is NaNoWriMo? 
The only catch is that the 50,000 words need to be a brand-new novel. No fair cheating by starting early. (Although starting a day late is fine, you'll be happy to know.)
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Readers Respond: How NaNoWriMo Changed My Life 
OK, the other catch is that 50,000 words is a lot of words. But I've done it once before, and I'm trying again this year, and I can tell you, it's worth it. We rarely get a chance to feel as accomplished as you will after you finish writing a book in a month.
Is Your Idea Novel-Worthy? 
Or anyway, a draft. Because the best thing about NaNoWriMo is that it breaks you of your perfectionism, which is a writer's worst enemy.
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How to Start (and Finish!) Writing a Novel 
So start a novel today, and commit to finishing a draft of it by the end of the month, and you'll win!
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