Attention writers: November is time for NaNoWriMo!

by Sheila J Tofflemire on Saturday, October 29, 2011, 2:41 pm · 6 comments

in News,Writing Tips

It’s almost that time again: National Novel Writing Month!

That’s 50,000 words in just 30 days, starting November 1st and finishing on the 30th. Are you up for the challenge? The point is to simply sit and write. Don’t worry about editing, just keep busy writing. If you can set a goal of about 1700 words per day, you’ll have achieved your goal and then some!

For more information, check out the NaNoWriMo 2011 press release. Or to simply sign up or sign in to participate in this writing marathon, visit NaNoWriMo.

{ 6 comments }

geraldine November 1, 2011 at 8:04 pm

Seems like everyone is so excited about NaNoWrimo. I signed up too and my work is in progress. However, I’m not going to wrire a novel instead it will be an ebook. I found out that you can do that. I used to thing that it’s a novel only thing. I’m sure that there are readers out there who might want to join Wrimo. It’s not too late to join. For those who wants to write an ebook, I would like to share this tip on writing method: http://productcreationblog.com/419/how-to-plan-and-write-your-ebook-with-the-modified-snowflake-method/ Hope this is helpful. So I’m doing research now coz this is my first ebook. 🙂

Sheila Tofflemire November 1, 2011 at 11:16 pm

I’m not really sure what you mean, because an ebook is simply the digital production of any written material. A person can write a novel and produce it for sale (or for free if they wish) in ebook format.

I buy many novels in just such a format. Most recently I finished reading One Second After and just before that Atlas Shrugged.

Novels, as well as non-fiction, self-help books, instructional manuals — all these can be produced in print or in an ebook format. An ebook is just another form of distribution for written material.

Scott October 29, 2011 at 7:22 pm

Thanks for the info on “NaNoWriMo. I doubt with my schedule I will ba able to meet the goal but I’ll sure try.

Sheila Tofflemire October 31, 2011 at 10:03 pm

Ah, give it a shot anyway! Don’t expect perfection; it’s more about perseverance.

geraldine November 1, 2011 at 8:06 pm

For me, the most important thing is to try and have fun. And it’s done once a year so I don’t want to miss it. 🙂

Sheila Tofflemire November 1, 2011 at 11:17 pm

You’re right — it is fun!

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