Book Blog: Looking back on NaNoWriMo

Well folks, November is almost done and while everyone else is feeling the crunch of the end of the year, all I can feel is relief. It is the busiest time of the year, not only because it seems like every professor assigns all the quizzes, essays and presentations then, but also because I do this crazy thing where I try and write 50,000 words in a month, and I’m not the only one. National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo as it’s affectionately known, is a yearly world-wide challenge to write 50,000 words in the month of November. Over 400,000 people across the globe come together to write the novel they always wish they could. I, along with three friends, […]

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Book Blog: NaNoWriMo Chronicles

National Novel Writing Month, known as NaNoWriMo, is an annual writing challenge that takes place in the month of November. The goal is to write 50,000 words over the course of the month, enough to write the average novel. Despite the name, participants can write anything, as long as the total word count goal is 50,000 words. Helena Verdier, a municipal liaison for NaNoWriMo Ottawa, wrote about her experience racing to hit the word count and gave some tips for NaNoWriMo beginners. If you had asked me just over a month ago how I thought National Novel Writing Month would go, I would have been very hesitant to say anything more than “I’m hopeful?” Now that we are a week […]

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