Friday, November 14, 2014


Contrary to popular belief, November is not just a month for moustaches. It also happens to be National Novel Writing Month, better known around the internet as NaNoWriMo. Every November, writers all over the world get their creative juices flowing and challenge themselves to write an entire novel in ONE MONTH.

That's quite the challenge.

But fear not! aims to make this daunting task a little easier. They've got some instructions about how NaNoWriMo works for anyone who is doing the challenge for the first time, and they've made it easy to track their progress, get inspiration and support from peers and --- perhaps best of all --- meet other writers who are trying to accomplish the same crazy thing they are. 

I don't know about you but I get tired just thinking about writing a novel, let alone writing one in a month. And not even one of the longer months with 31 days. But here's something that's pretty darn inspiring: there are NaNoWriMo novels that have actually been published and gone on to become bestsellers. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, Wool by Hugh Howey, Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, and The Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer were all penned during NaNoWriMo. Pretty neat!

Would you ever attempt to write a novel in one month? Or does that idea give you hives, like it does for me?

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