NaNoWriMo: The Basics

Hello! Guess what is less than a week away! NaNoWriMo!

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Now, some of you might be asking what this is, after all it does just sound like a weird combinations of letters used to score double points in a game of Scrabble.

NaNoWriMo is this wonderful month-long adventure through the infinite amounts of combinations 26 letters can achieve!

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Okay, yea, that doesn’t make much sense. Let me rephrase…

NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, AKA November! Now, amiss all the crazy family hang outs at Thanksgiving and all the pre, pre, PRE Christmas shopping (some of us have to think ahead!), aspiring and current authors try to write a novel in a month! That is at least 50,000 words!

I know, sounds like a lot, but that’s only 1,699 words a day!

Okay, it still sounds like a lot, but that’s part of the challenge! Trying to write as fast and as frivolously as you possibly can! It makes you save the rewriting and editing for later and focus on simply writing the book.

And, bonus points, you finish the month with an entire book or a major dent of a book (depending on if you are writing first or seventh Harry Potter book size) written! That’s something to be proud of!

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So rather this is your first time writing something (in which you can actually adjust your word count) or you are a pro at finding the perfect combinations of 26-letters, I would highly encourage you to join NaNoWriMo!

Don’t have a book idea but still want to join? Look no further! Join me as I do 30 writing prompts (1 a day) instead of writing a novel! Find out more here!

This is part of the “I am a writer” blog post. To discover more of what I means to be a writer, click here. To read all blog posts, click here.
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3 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo: The Basics

  1. Elaine H Button says:

    I think the promts are a great way to help you keep on track. But, forgive my ignorance, do you write the promts and store them in pinterest or do you get the promts from other writers to make them available on Pinterest? Granma

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