On November 1st writers everywhere took to their computers, broke out their pencils, grabbed a pen and dusted off ye old ink wells to begin the monumental challenge of completing a novel in ONE MONTH! What is this challenge? Well, as November happens to be National Novel Writing Month the folks at nanowrimo.org have unleashed their annual challenge of encouraging writers the world over to compose one, 50,000 + word story. What is the allure? You know that idea that’s been in your head for weeks, months maybe even years? Nanowrimo helps you get that idea to paper and an idea to paper comes with an incredibly wonderful form of self-satisfaction.
So how does NanoWrimo work? Allow us to break it down for you…
- Visit www.nanowrimo.org
- Create an account by clicking on the Sign Up menu option.
- Once logged in you will see your NanoWrimo writing dashboard, Click on the “Announce My New Novel” icon and enter the requested information e.g. Novel Title, Genre, Cover Image and a Short Synopsis.
- Now create that Novel!
There are areas for inspiration on the site along with online and local forums. Some regions even have “Write Ins” where writers can meetup and create together. NanoWrimo also has a terrific section full of Pep Talks for writers who find themselves without creative fuel.
The challenge started on November 1st and ends November 30th, 2016. Anyone is welcome to join and writing is free. So, if you are an aspiring author with a terrific idea or even if you’re just winking at the edges of genius though please take the time to visit NanoWrimo.org and discover a world of possibilities!