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National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)

Writers Gearing up for NaNoWriMo

Authors are gearing up for #NanoWrimo!

If you’re unfamiliar with the popular author hashtag, it stands for National Novel Writing Month, which takes place in November.

If you go to NaNoWriMo’s website, you will find a great tool for writing an entire book during the month of November.  Yes, you read that right…an entire book in a month! You may think this sounds stressful or overwhelming, but thousands of authors use this! Authors who use this tool set out on November 1st to write a 50k word novel by the last day of month. 

Authors seem to find NaNoWriMo as a great tool to stay motivated. Author, Martina Billings-Mcatee says, “I wrote my first book on NaNoWriMo, five books later and I’m still writing. It helped me. It gives me a goal even if I don’t meet it. It helps me focus.” Author, Melissa Stevens says, “I wrote my first novel for NaNo. Ten years ago. Now I write all the time, I’ve got 24 books published but the competition of NaNo is extremely motivating. Plus, I’m a ML. I love helping people find that they’re as passionate about writing as I am.”

How does it work?

First, you need to make a profile on NanoWriMo. As you work through your 50k words, you update your progress on oh your profile and are awarded badges along the way. NanoWriMo Also offers support and tools to help you along the way including pep talks from well-known authors, and more!

When you’re all done, or when the month is over, paste the entire book into their word-count validator to win! 

Click here to join NanoWriMo.

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