29 Oct 2013

National Novel Writing Month

November marks the beginning of the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Beginning on November 1st, participants beginning working towards writing a 50,000-word novel by November 30th.

The novel can be for any genre so it’s open to literally anyone who wants to give it a go. There have been people in previous years who have won over publishing companies and published their very first book thanks to the competition.

A lot of the time, the most difficult part of writing a novel is finding an excuse to spend so much time and effort into something you’re not sure will go anywhere. But, with this competition, it gives you a reason to start work on the novel idea you’ve been putting off for so long.

If you’re new to this then you need to plan out the plot, learn how to start writing a novel effectively, and just keep the story interesting. A lot of the most successful novels leave the ending open to interpretation so it might be worth attempting that to impress the judges.

A non-profit, NaNoWriMo aims to inspire writers and spark creativity. If you’ve ever felt as though you have a story to tell, whether it be one of your own or a fictitious tale, this may just be the site for you!

You can sign up and take on the challenge here.


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