Saturday, October 30, 2010

# NaNoWriMo # On Writing

National Novel Writing Month

For those who don't know, November is National Novel Writing Month! The challenge: write a novel during the month of November. It doesn't matter one whit if you're a writer or not--this challenge is for everyone who is interested in the creative art of fiction!

From the official NaNoWriMo website:

"NaNoWriMo is a novel-writing program for everyone who has thought fleetingly about writing a novel but has been scared away by the time and effort involved.

Because of the limited writing window, the ONLY thing that matters in NaNoWriMo is output. It's all about quantity, not quality. The kamikaze approach forces you to lower your expectations, take risks, and write on the fly."

This will be my fifth year participating, and not only will I be trying to win the challenge but my 7-year-old daughter will be writing a novel as well! If she can do it, so can get out that old writing pad and pen (or snuggle up with your laptop and a cup o' whatever) and start writing! Here's a prompt to get you warmed up:

She had never seen anything as terrifying as the sight before her now.

Who's up for giving this a try? Happy writing!

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