Wanna Write a Novel in 30 Days? (article by Captain Black)

How do you fancy writing the complete first draft of a novel in just thirty days? That’s your mission, should you choose to accept it. I am, of course, talking about…

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NaNoWriMo, otherwise known as National Novel Writing Month.

For those who’ve never heard of this strange beast, it’s a just-for-fun challenge where you write 50,000 words in the month of November. That’s an average of 1,667 words per day. It costs nothing and there are no prizes, except the glorious feeling you get on completion.

I’ve done this several times in past years and I can say that it greatly boosts your enthusiasm for writing by taking part. You also get to communicate with other “competitors” online, where there’s a friendly and encouraging community.

I’m thinking of doing it again this year. How about you?