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1 National Novel Writing Month Happens in November!...

2 What is NaNoWriMo? NaNoWriMo is a dedicated month where aspiring writers all across the nation and throughout the world dedicate their time and efforts to writing an original novel. Their lofty goal: 50,000 words in 30 days.

3 Who participates? Anyone! From English majors to teachers to auto mechanics to plumbers, anyone who wants to write can and is encouraged to participate! Participation is not limited to just America. In 2013, 6 continents were represented in NaNoWriMo.

4 Is this a legit thing? Absolutely, 100% YES! Many novels written during and for NaNoWriMo have been published and are well known!  These include Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants, Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus, Hugh Howey’s Wool, Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl, Jason Hough’s The Darwin Elevator, and Marissa Meyer’s Cinder. Each year, authors from across the world give pep talks to support candidates.  2014 Supporting authors: Veronica Roth, Tamora Pierce, Brandon Sanderson, Chuck Wendig, Kami Garcia, and Jim Butcher.

5 This sound cool! I want to join! Great! First, find your region:  For Terre Haute, go here;  -indiana-terre-haute -indiana-terre-haute  For other regions, go here:  You will need to create an account, but don’t worry;

6 What should I write about? Anything! That’s the best part about NaNoWriMo. You can pick any subject you like and write until your fingers cramp! If you’re still not certain, there is an entire section of the website devoted to inspiration. Feel free to snag some ideas here. Just don’t forget to make them your own!

7 What if I’m not a writer? A) Nonsense! Anyone can be a writer! You just need to start writing! B) If you still aren’t sold on this whole idea but you want to support those who are, there are plenty of ways to give. You can buy some NaNoWriMo merch at their online store, or you can donate directly to the foundation. All of this information can be found by going to

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