Highlight: NaNoWriMo 2013

Image courtesy of National Novel Writing Month

October has come and gone and now we’re entering the most busiest month of the year: November. The 11th month in our calendar year where writers and novelists come together with their computers (or if they’re old-fashioned, pencils and papers), to write a novel in one month. 

NaNoWriMo short for National Novel Writing Month begins today, November 1st in which writers have until midnight on November 30th to complete a 55,000 word novel. This challenge is open to everyone from English teachers to mechanics, bloggers to engineers (basically anyone and everyone who has knack for writing and want to walk away as novelists this month).

Some fun facts to know about NaNoWriMo: 1) it’s an international creative writing project held by this non-profit organization supported by generous donations to withhold their mission of encouraging creativity and writing, 2) your novel could win perks if by November 25th your writing exceeds the 50,000 word count, you’ll be declared a NaNoWriMo winner! 3) over 250 novels were published including Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus and Sarah Gruen’s Water for Elephants.

If you’ve already participated in NaNoWriMo last month and was able to complete a novel in 30 days congrats and good luck participating again this year. If you haven’t already and is looking forward to the challenge (and bragging rights), then click here for the terms and agreements on how to sign up for NaNoWriMo 2013. To returning and new writers, good luck and start your pencils, pens, computers, quills, or whatever writing tools you will be writing for your novels this month! And don’t forget your coffee because you’ll be needing the caffeine energy for fuel and fighting off insomnia.

Best wishes from

The Four Eyed Owl

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