Category Archives: NaNoWriMo

Scorecard: NaNoWriMo

25,174 words, and November 28th is coming to an end. That is not so great on the word count for NaNoWriMo this time around, given that the goal is 50,000 by end of November. But I consider it a success. … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2016 begins today. I find it a fun challenge. I surprise myself with my own story. The event gives me an excuse to set aside my internal editor. If NaNoWriMo is new to you, it is National Novel Writing … Continue reading

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What do I Get Out of NaNoWriMo?

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National Novel Writing Month is November. The idea is to pound out a 50,000-word novel during that 30-day span. Thousands of writers and aspiring writers participate in the event, including me. Each participant can tell you what they get out … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Anthology Submissions and Los Angeles Published NaNo Novels List

National Novel Writing Month is now a very well known event with thousands of writers pledging to pound out a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. A question that often arises is: “Are any of those novels ever published?” I doubt … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Area NaNoWriMo Write-Ins

For those of you in the Los Angeles area that enjoy the NaNoWriMo process (NaNoWriMo is short for “National Novel Writing Month” and is best known for its November event in which thousands of writers pledge to draft a 50,000-word … Continue reading

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Looking at NaNoWriMo 2014 and Facing the Decision

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I, like many, have participated in NaNoWriMo for a number of years. It sounds like a big demand–write 50,000 words in a month. But really, it’s the fun part and not that tough. Some years I don’t hit 50k. But … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2013 Excerpt

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As many know, I enjoyed participating again in National Novel Writing Month this past November. It was not a 50k year for me, but I love the story, and I thought I’d share the beginning. The name of the story … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Three Categories of Nano Winners

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The most obvious “win” category for National Novel Writing Month is the group of writers that hammered out 50,000+ words this November. Congratulations to all of you that reached that goal. It is a wonderful demonstration in efficient writing and … Continue reading

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Here It Comes Again

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National Novel Writing Month is about to start, and as of right now almost 185,000 writers have confirmed they will attempt the feat of cranking out a novel of at least 50,000 words in November. By Friday, that number will … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo — The Final Stretch

To everyone on the final lap of National Novel Writing Month: You are doing great. Keep it up. Your goal is to keep writing through November 30. If you are ahead or on pace for 50,000, that’s great. But the … Continue reading

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