Friday, October 28, 2011

Just Write Something!

November should be called something like National Writer Creativity Month (NWCM?) or something--there are so many writing challenges springing up around this month! Of course, the original November challenge is NaNoWriMo.

Here's your ticket. Now write!

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 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:
  1. Write a poem each day of November.
  2. Assemble a chapbook of poetry in the month of December.
I promise it's a great time with a cool community of poets.

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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Lori Lipsky said...

Great post. The encouragement and the links are appreciated.

Andrea (Andee) Beltran said...

Looking forward to November 1st, Robert! Your #novpad got me writing last year. Happy Friday to you!

Lynn(e) Schmidt said...

I am very excited for November to hit and to get swallowed by writing a book :)

evelyn.n.alfred said...

It's about to be on.

Robert Lee Brewer said...

Hopefully, everyone's rocking it about now!