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Are you participating in National Novel Writing Month?

November is National Novel Writing Month. Whether you've been writing for your whole life or you've yet to take a stab at it, November is your time to achieve the unachievable: write a novel in one month. Writing is a lonely business, and NaNoWriMo (as it's lovingly referred to) gives writers of all backgrounds and opportunity to connect and support one another. The question is, will this year be the year you complete your novel?

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National Novel Writing Month is one of the most wholesome events you can take part in. Writers from all over the world converge online, helping one another through writers block, critiques, character profiles and more. 

Between Nov. 1 and Nov. 30, if you can get 50,000 words on the page, you've successfully completed NaNovWriMo—congratulations!

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For some, the goal of 50,000 words in 30 days is just too lofty. Every writer goes at a different pace, and who is to say that writing your masterpiece in one month is the best way to do it? 

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The short timeframe is all part of the challenge. Oftentimes, writers are bogged down by the scope of the project in front of them. NaNoWriMo encourages storytellers to put their inclination to edit to the side, and instead get everything down on paper first. Some published authors credit the event with getting them out of their own creative rut. The goal of the event is to encourage action and habit above all else.

The New York Times' Concepción de León refers to NaNoWriMo’s executive director, Grant Faulkner, on the experience of participating in the month-long event:

Faulkner agreed that the word goal isn’t the most salient part of the experience. (Only about 15 percent of participants end up writing 50,000 words.) Instead, he said, it’s a way of “training people to show up,” making them feel their stories are valid and providing encouragement through community.
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Although NaNoWriMo has a dedicated audience, not everyone loves writing as much as participants do. 

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Are you participating in National Novel Writing Month?
#ImDoingNaNoWriMo
A festive crown for the winner
#WhatIsNaNoWriMo