It’s our NaNoWriMo podcast, on which we put Sarah on blast, Molly tells us about her saggy middle plot syndrome, and Dean settles down into the lotus position to prepare for NaNo. But are any of them wearing pants?
“The ‘No’ doesn’t stand for November? My life is a lie. I have to quit the podcast!”
Sarah: “It’s twelve small notebook pages per day.”
Molly: “It sounds so achievable when you say it like that.”
NaNoWriMo believes in the transformational power of creativity. We provide the structure, community, and encouragement to help people find their voices, achieve creative goals, and build new worlds—on and off the page.
“The NaNoWriMo cup: It catches your tears and your Reddi-wip.”
Are you getting ready to write with us this November? Whether this is your first time tackling a novel or your fifteenth, our NaNo Prep 101 Workshop is here to help you get ready to reach that 50,000-word goal.
15:22: The Numbers!
“I am not dissing my mother. She knows what she did!”
Check out our statistics for NaNoWriMo 2018! Our writers continue to write and achieve great things; in fact, more novelists reached 50,000 words than last year! Writers in our Young Writers Program also continued to crush it, with an overall win rate of over 40%. Read on for more information about this November’s numbers, leaders, and chart-toppers.
18:23: On Writing
“I just bought a writing desk, like a crazy person.”
Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King’s critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his work.
“Long live the King” hailed Entertainment Weekly upon publication of Stephen King’s On Writing. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King’s advice is grounded in his vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999—and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery. Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, On Writing will empower and entertain everyone who reads it—fans, writers, and anyone who loves a great story well told.
23:08: Camp NaNoWriMo
“Camp NaNoWriMo happens in ‘not November,’ of that much I am sure.”
“I’m going to November the whole year, and you can’t stop me!”
Camp NaNoWriMo is a writing event that happens in April and July. It’s different from NaNoWriMo in November because you can work on any type of creative project, not just a novel. First drafts or revision, scripts or stories or poems or essays—all are welcome! Just set a goal and get writing.
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