Join fellow students and members of the campus community as we transform ourselves from would-be novelists to novelists in 30 days flat.
What is National Novel Writing Month?
"National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing on November 1. The goal is to write a 50,000-word (approximately 175-page) novel by 11:59:59 p.m. on 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.
"In 2011, we had 256,618 participants and 36,843 of them crossed the 50K finish line by the midnight deadline, entering into the annals of NaNoWriMo superstardom forever. They started the month as auto mechanics, out-of-work actors, and middle school English teachers. They walked away novelists."
NaNoWriMo is as much a social event as it is a literary one, and the Creative Writing Program will sponsor two gatherings—called write-ins—a week where we can get together with laptops, popcorn and Twizzlers and write as if our lives depended on it.
Final Word Count: Congrats to all novelists, especially those who hit 50,000 words!