NaNoWriMo 2010 is almost upon us! Don’t know what NaNoWriMo is? It takes place each November, and is basically a no-holds-barred month-long writing free-for-all. The goal is to knock out a 50,000 word novel by the end of the month.
50,000 words in 30 days. Seem imposssible? It’s not! Thousands of people, including teens, have reached the 50,000 goal each of the past 10 years. The key is to keep at it, just a few thousand words a day, no matter what.
Don’t think that your writing is any good? Think of this novel as your first draft. If your novel is rough and ugly at the end of the month, then just remember that you have 11 more months to polish it into a gem. Also remember that just writing something, anything, is an accomplishment.
For NaNoWriMo events near you (including events coming up at the Niles Public Library) visit the official Chicago region website.
NaNoWriMo Events at Niles Public Library
All events take place in the Board Room at 6960 W. Oakton St. Niles, IL
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November is national novel writing month!
Learn more about it at the NaNoWriMo website. The goal is to write a 175 page (50,000 words) novel by the end of the month. Sign up for the challenge, or read and comment on the writers’ efforts.
Here’s just one of the many novels taking shape this month: His Majesty the Accident
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