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NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is a good excuse to join forces with other would-be (and already are) novelists around the world to churn out at least 50,000 words that will act as a starting place for writing a novel. Many have tried; many have succeeded; you could too.
By the way, here's a post by WritersDigest.com editor Brian Klems, who has completed the challenge twice: How to Prepare for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).
Inspired by the success of my own April Poem-A-Day (PAD) Challenge and NaNoWriMo, I launched a poetry chapbook challenge in 2008. On November 1, we'll begin the fourth annual November PAD Chapbook Challenge (click here for more details).
This challenge carries two goals:
- Write a poem each day of November.
- Assemble a chapbook of poetry in the month of December.
But that's not all! If writing a novel sounds too intimidating and if poetry just isn't your thing, then you might want to check out Debbie Ohi's new November writing challenge. Writers can shoot to write 250, 500, or 1,000 words a day. Click here for more details.
Of course, it doesn't really matter which November writing challenge you tackle--if any of them! However, I'd like to challenge everyone to break out their pens and paper or laptops or whatevers and use November as a month to write, write, write!
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