November 13 2012

NaNoWriMo

by Barbie in Writing

Say what? November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for those writers too busy to spell it all out. Ambitious writers from across the globe attempt to compose a novel before the calendar turns to December. On the official website, you can track your progress, interact with fellow writers, and get support for this challenging endeavor.

What do you think? Is it realistic to write a complete novel in 30 days? Does speed writing compromise the quality of the piece? Can online support from other writers help the writing process? Are you brave enough to give NaNoWriMo a try?

We support anything that encourages writing, and support and encouragement from fellow writers can certainly help jump start stalled-out writing efforts. Thirty-day novels might not be bestsellers or perfect quality, but they certainly are a unique writing challenge for novice writers looking for a reason to write.

Good luck to the ambitious NaNoWriMo writers out there!