NaNo 2016: Part 1


Originally posted 2016-09-22 20:00:02.

So you want to write a novel, do you?
How about in under a month?
That’s right, 50,000 words, in 30 days or less.
It can be done. I did it last year. Thousands did it in fact.

Let’s look at some of the basics on this crazy buzz that’s picking up steam again (as it does every year around this time).

And just for fun, let’s K.I.S.S. – Keep It Super Simple:

Who:
You. That’s right, you become the author. Look out King, Rice, Tolkien, Asimov, Dickens, Plath, Hemingway, the next great best seller is getting ready to write the novel that will guide the world into a blissfully wonderful tomorrow Utopian of awesomeness, just like Bill and Ted’s Wyld Stallyn’s changed their future. RUFUS RUFUS… sorry, I got caught up in the moment.

*chants* STATION!!!!

*chants* STATION!!!!

What:
NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month {aka NaNo}

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Where:
Hand written, typed, on Google Docs, Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, Evernote, Scrivener, OneNote, Bullet Journal… wherever you write, however you write, just WRITE!

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Why:
Because why wouldn’t you want to write a 50,000 (+) word novel in a month?

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When:
November 1-30, 2016

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How:
Go to: http://nanowrimo.org/ and sign up. Keep track of your daily word counts when you start, and midway through November, you’ll be able to verify your word count.

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In the coming weeks, we’re going to start prepping you on how to create the story, set your characters up, and give your mind a few pointers in order to get you ready for November 1st!

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Geeky Hobbit-loving Whovian. Lover of chocolate, cats, and crafty things. Writer, Creative Journey Leader. It has to be better tomorrow.