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NaNoWriMo also known as National Novel Writing Month gives participants the chance to write a 50,000-word novel throughout the month of November.

NaNoWriMo, a look at the month long writing challenge

By Caleb Johnson, Lifestyle Writer | November 6, 2022

November has come and that means it’s time for writers to rise to the challenge that is National Novel Writing Month, colloquially known as NaNoWriMo. The idea is simple: write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days.  According to an interview with Small...

NaNoWriMo offers a creative challenge for authors

By Beth Schumacher | November 14, 2012

November is National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo. Each year, writers are challenged to write an entire fiction novel in one month. For 30 days, writers put their blood, sweat, tears and time into a rushed masterpiece, creating an end...

Group encourages everyone to write a novel in November

By Kelly Bauer | October 28, 2012

Keyboard at the ready, a group of brave adventurers are wandering through the writing wilderness, fighting off plot holes, self-doubt and sentence fragments. They are the Wrimos, participants of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), an event that...

NaNoWriMo writers work together to meet 50,000 word count goal

By Kelly Bauer | November 7, 2011

Word Count: Three. That won't do. After all, it's National November Writing Month (NaNoWriMo): a time when every participating writer is given a goal of spewing out a 50,000 word novel in one month. That's a minimum of 1,667 words a day. But thousands...