A NaNoWriMo Clip Show

November 3, 2011 at 1:41 pm Leave a comment

We’re now almost three full days into the most manic month on the calendar for us literary-types: National Novel Writing Month! This is the time seize the day of literary ambition and bang out the next great American novel. Or to do as book bloggers are traditionally do: cheer enthusiastically from the sidelines and then, in early December, write up your thoughts on someone else’s recently-completed NaNoWriMo novel.

But in case you’re thinking of taking a break from reviewing and musing in favor of trying your own hand at novel-writing, check out our NaNoWriMo-themed Clip Show for the day for all the inspiration you’ll need.

Firstly, some reasons to do NaNoWriMo from the LA Times to get you rarin’ to go.

Then check out Mental Floss’ great list of famous novels that were written in under a month to inspire you.

And lastly, size up your “competition”: The Huffington Post chats to a few different authors about their speed-written masterpieces.

And don’t forget to get involved with your local branch of NaNoWriMo to participate in write-ins and all manner of other writerly festivities throughout the month.

Have you ever participated in NaNoWriMo? If so, how’d it go for you?

I did it the autumn after I graduated from college and it felt so empowering—as if that fact of my being able to write a complete something in 30 days meant that I could do anything given 30 days and enough motivation.



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