Ever heard of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)? Well, it’s where you sign up (on the National Novel Writing Month site) and write a novel in November (30 days). I’m not taking part this year, but I’m thinking of doing so next year; though our resident Dapplepaw is taking part this year. Is anyone else? You need to be 13 years old or older to enter.
This is what they say you need to do…
- Write a 50,000-word (or longer!) novel, between November 1 and November 30.
- Start from scratch. None of your own previously written prose can be included in your NaNoWriMo draft (though outlines, character sketches, and research are all fine, as are citations from other people’s works).
- Write a novel. We define a novel as a lengthy work of fiction. If you consider the book you’re writing a novel, we consider it a novel too!
- Be the sole author of your novel. Apart from those citations mentioned two bullet-points up.
- Write more than one word repeated 50,000 times.
- Upload your novel for word-count validation to our site between November 25 and November 30.
I’d recommend you check it out…