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Author Topic: NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month 2007  (Read 8055 times)

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NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month 2007
« on: October 31, 2007, 11:47:32 AM »
Every year people participate in a wonderful project called NaNoWriMo, where they sign up and pledge to write a full novel in exactly one month.

The idea is to force yourself to write write write and not worry about editing or perfecting.  It's a fantastic exercise for everyone who has always wanted to do something like this.

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What: Writing one 50,000-word novel from scratch in a month's time.

Who: You! We can't do this unless we have some other people trying it as well. Let's write laughably awful yet lengthy prose together.

Why: The reasons are endless! To actively participate in one of our era's most enchanting art forms! To write without having to obsess over quality. To be able to make obscure references to passages from our novels at parties. To be able to mock real novelists who dawdle on and on, taking far longer than 30 days to produce their work.


For everyone participating in the DC Getting Organized Experiment of 2007 -- NaNoWriMo would be a great way to get started.

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Re: NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month 2007
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2007, 04:51:59 PM »
Hmm... We need a NaDoCoMo: National DonationCoding Month.


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Re: NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month 2007
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2007, 01:44:55 PM »
I am participating, just wrote my first 1700 words for today.

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Re: NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month 2007
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2007, 08:34:31 PM »
Good for you vaidab! Let us know how if you can keep it up!

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Re: NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month 2007
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2007, 08:49:09 PM »
We should start a thread on novel-writing-helper-software.  I know there is some.
And maybe someone on the site could consider writing a little program to help in some way as part of this challenge we are doing in november.

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Re: NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month 2007
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2007, 02:15:24 AM »
How about a zero-distraction editor like Dark Room (a Writeroom clone), for a start?

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I personally think it makes a lot more sense to boot into DOS and start one of the bygone era editors. There was a geeky charm to those babies the MS Word just can't replicate. Switch off your cellphone (Good luck!) get those phones off the hook and you're all set!

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Re: NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month 2007
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2007, 02:27:52 AM »
We should start a thread on novel-writing-helper-software.  I know there is some.
And maybe someone on the site could consider writing a little program to help in some way as part of this challenge we are doing in november.

TomColvin has a great blog covering some of these specialized software. A good place to start : Becoming a Writer Seriously