10 October 2010

Gotta Dance . . . errrr . . . Gotta Write!





Who hasn't dreamed of writing a novel?  Here's an opportunity to do just that - at warp speed!  Every November bunches of folks world wide hunker with computers or typewriters or plain ole paper and pen and try to write that book they've always longed to write.

[from the NaNoWriMo website]: "National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30.  Valuing enthusiasm and perseverance over painstaking craft, NaNoWriMo is a novel-writing program for everyone who has thought fleetingly about writing a novel but has been scared away by the time and effort involved.  Because of the limited writing window, the ONLY thing that matters in NaNoWriMo is output. It's all about quantity, not quality. The kamikaze approach forces you to lower your expectations, take risks, and write on the fly."

And if you are into typewriters, as I am, you could join that very silly NaNo group who have named themselves the Typewriter Brigade.  More info on who they are and what they do has been posted by their leader, mclemens, at this site.

2 comments:

  1. "Leader?" I don't think that's entirely true. The Typewriter Brigade is more like a rudderless ship, tossed about on the currents. Someone would surely grab the wheel, if we all weren't whooping it up belowdecks.

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  2. How about the "guy who started the forum" then? :-D Whooping it up is defintely it. What a happy bunch of silly is going on there!

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