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NaNoWriMo

November is National Novel Writing Month! This event has a soft spot in my heart, because it pushed me to write my first novel.


Way back when, I'd always thought it might be fun to write a novel, but I was a bit intimidated by the time needed. Then I heard about NaNoWriMo. The gave me the permission to spend the hours writing a fun, messy first draft. That got me hooked, and led to all my other books, including my published ones.



NaNoWriMo shield mage courtesy of NaNoWriMo
Image courtesy of NaNoWriMo


NaNoWriMo started as a challenge to write the first draft of a whole novel during the month of November. There are now offshoots at other times of year, as well. There’s also a NaNoWriMo program just for kids and teens, called the Young Writers Program (YWP). Check it out at https://ywp.nanowrimo.org.


Sound like fun? It can be, and I encourage you to try it this year. The world needs your story!

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