National Novel Writing Month

It’s almost November, and you know what that means—NaNoWriMo!!

For those of you who aren’t familiar with this writing fest, National Novel Writing Month begins November 1 and continues until 12:59 p.m. November 30. During this time, participants are to write a 50,000-word novel.

“National Novel Writing Month is a wonderful opportunity for people to dive into their imaginations and do one of the most crucial things in life: create,” said Grant Faulkner, executive director of National Novel Writing Month, in a recent press release. “Everyone has a story that needs to come to life, so the shelves of the NaNoWriMo library stretch endlessly. NaNoWriMo helps people find their voice in the act of writing and through the encouragement of the writers in the NaNo community.”

If you’ve ever wanted to write a novel, this is the perfect time to do it! Participants from all over the world sign up at http://nanowrimo.org/, fill out a profile, track their progress, connect with other writers, and receive pep talks from established, well-known authors. It’s not easy, but it’s great fun!

And don’t forget to get your kids involved! The NaNoWriMo’s Young Writer’s Program is open to writers seventeen and under.

Go forth and write!

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