Sunday, November 01, 2009

Have A Novel Inside of You? Get it Out!

If it’s true that everyone has a novel inside of them, National Novel Writing Month -- NaNoWriMo -- is meant to be the tool to force it out. From their Web site:
Valuing enthusiasm and perseverance over painstaking craft, NaNoWriMo is a novel-writing program for everyone who has thought fleetingly about writing a novel but has been scared away by the time and effort involved.

Because of the limited writing window, the ONLY thing that matters in NaNoWriMo is output. It's all about quantity, not quality. The kamikaze approach forces you to lower your expectations, take risks, and write on the fly.

The goal of NaNoWriMo is for participants to write a 50,000 word novel by November 30th. Start... now.

The NaNoWriMo Web site is here.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we lower our expectations, don't we lower our standards of practice as well?


Monday, November 9, 2009 at 11:08:00 AM PST  
Blogger Linda L. Richards said...

Wait: who said anything about lowering expectations?

Monday, November 9, 2009 at 11:23:00 AM PST  

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