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NaNoWriMo Author Panel and Prep Event

NaNo badge By all accounts it was a wild success. Here’s a summary of the event and where you can find notes from the panel.

NaNoWriMo Author Panel and Prep Event

NaNoWriMo (aka National Novel Writing Month) takes place every November. It’s an opportunity for writers to start with a blank slate and write something new, with the official goal of writing 50,000 words in the month, or 1667 words per day. “Rebels,” people who work on non-fiction, short stories or existing novels can also participate. The primary goal is to encourage writing and force writers to turn off their inner editor during the creation process. As there are local events, virtual write-ins and online forums, it’s also a great way to connect with fellow writers for inspiration, accountability, and fun.

We will be welcoming several NaNoWriMo veterans to the meetup, where they will be talking about how NaNoWriMo works, best practices/how to get the most out of it, and why they keep coming back for more.

Because NaNoWriMo has helped many people develop stronger writing habits, you might benefit from the NaNoWriMo experience even if you’ve written a dozen novels. It’s also a really wonderful community of writers helping each other, so for those with completed novels under their belts, it can be a great way to give back to novice writers.

Participating in the discussion will be NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaisons Lori Thomas and Jackie Dana, as well as indie authors Vidya Gopalakrishna, Abby Goldsmith, Adrian Hale, Aaron Gallagher, and Tina Anderson.

To see a list of NaNo novels that were subsequently published (both indies and traditional presses), check out:

More detailed notes from the event, as well as great NaNoWriMo info, can be found on the NaNoWriMo forum here.

Thanks to Jackie for organizing, and good luck to everyone participating in NaNoWriMo!

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