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So Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means along with November NaNoWriMo is almost over!
For those of you that are unfamiliar with National Novel Writing Month, it’s a challenge to write a novel from the start of November to the end of it. The book must be at least 50,000 words in length. Anyone who has ever wanted to write a novel, but just hasn’t gotten around to writing it, can participate.
The online community of writers started in 1999 and aims to spread creativity around the world. Since then around 600 books have been published and the number keeps growing. These include Water for Elephants, The Night Circus, and Wool, just to name a few. And if you just found out about this exciting project and think it’s too late to participate, think again! The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas was written in just two and a half days.
Not all of us can write a best-selling novel in such a short time, but you won’t get anywhere if you don’t even start. The nonprofit community has over 400,000 participants that encourage each other. When else will you be able to work together with such a large number of fellow writers? To grow and learn more about yourself. To find out what it is that you truly wish to write. That is the motivation behind NaNoWriMo. So, ready to start your next new novel? We’ll be waiting.