Category Archives: NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)
You know what you need to do.
It’s NANOWRIMO time!!!
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Regardless of your feelings on this writing “competition,” it is a fantastic event to participate in if you want to experience that rush as you write alongside thousands upon thousands of others INTERNATIONALLY… Everyone trying to get out that crazy story that’s been tumbling around in their head for goodness knows how long.
And what’s the goal? 50,000 words or more in a single month. Can you do it?
I’ve been a participant since… hmm… 200…3? 2004? Something like that! 😀 So, you can just say I’m something of a veteran. Nonetheless, I will always advocate and support this event and all it’s promotion of creativity and the glorious art of writing.
PepTalk – NaNo-ing Advice: I wanted to leave you with a final piece of advice:
Speaking from my own past and current experience, “bad writing” is just as important and influential as “good writing.”
Don’t let anyone tell you differently.
“Bad writing” can be learned from, improved upon, and refined. “Bad writing” is a priceless commodity that helps you get one step closer to achieving your goal. Bad writing is awesome.
(FYI – I just don’t condone the publishing of said “bad writing” *hur hur should be obvious*)
So don’t be discouraged if you end up writing something that isn’t the greatest come the end of November. Be proud that you got it all down and written in the first place! You’re one step closer than those who are still stuck in the godawful, “I’ll write it down… someday…” phase.
Now that you’ve written your story — about 150+ pages worth of it — you can turn that junk into gold.
“Good” and even “great writing” talents can be discovered! And what writer out there doesn’t enjoy a good challenge to force you to get some writing time into your day?