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Greg Davidson

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National Novel Writing Month
« on: September 08, 2018, 11:31:57 PM »
Also known as NaNoWriMo - it's in November, and I have signed up. I figure the time I spend here, on Facebook, and Quora can all be converted into novel writing. The rules of NaNoWriMo are that you can think about plotting and characterization, but you annot start writing the novel until right after midnight as you are entering November 1st. The goal to "win" is to get 50,000 words of a first draft out before midnight November 30th 

My favorite novel that originated in NaNoWriMo is Wool by Hugh Howey.

TheDeamon

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Re: National Novel Writing Month
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2018, 11:55:49 PM »
That's easier, but harder than you might think for some. I had one story concept I started writing a draft on, but I seem to be a bit better at the "world building" aspect than the actual plotting.

In about 3 hours of typing, I had 3 chapters of content, amassing some 45,000-ish words, and it was all setup, nothing resembling a plot to be found anywhere up to that point.

Greg Davidson

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Re: National Novel Writing Month
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2018, 12:13:19 AM »
I think it will be really difficult; similarly, I have a plot but character and story will be really hard

D.W.

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Re: National Novel Writing Month
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2018, 03:30:02 PM »
NaNoWriMo?  Really?   ???
That must be the most ironic title ever for an event focused on writing...

TheDeamon

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Re: National Novel Writing Month
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2018, 10:43:52 PM »
NaNoWriMo?  Really?   ???
That must be the most ironic title ever for an event focused on writing...

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NaNoWriMo = National Novel Writing Month