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Are You Writing A Novel Next Month?

Love it or hate it, NaNoWriMo is just around the corner. Eleven days away, in fact.

The madcap write-a-novel-in-30-days project is now in its 10th year. Haven’t heard of it? Check out the About page on the site. In essence, however, the idea is that people all around the world will be “competing” (on the honor system) to write a novel (actually 50,000 words, which counts as a “novella”) within 30 days. Some are crap, some have been published, by real publishers nonetheless (Sara Gruen‘s Flying Changes and Water For Elephants both started life as NaNovels).

If you still don’t get it, click the jump to watch a video from the site, or just read this quote from the FAQ that seems to sum up the project:
“Writing a novel in a month is both exhilarating and stupid, and we would all do well to invite a little more spontaneous stupidity into our lives.”

So are you planning to do it? Let us know…


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