NaNoWriMo is round again!
If you have never heard of it, it means National Novel Writing Month, now a misnomer as the US based initiative requires English language, I believe, but thats about it.
The concept is beautiful in it's simplicity - you join the website, then, along with a myriad other writers and would-be-writers, you forsake any concept of quality and simply concentrate on writing 50,000 words in thirty days - 01 to 30 November.
At the end, if you succeed, you have a small (roughly 175 page) novel, ready for tidying up.
Bye-bye writer's block. Bye-bye angst over wording and editing and all those eventually necessary steps that can also serve as brilliant excuses for never getting past the first paragraph. Just write. Worry about the other stuff after.
If you are the sort who always fancied writing a book, but never started for fear of all the rules, or of producing something less than perfect, then this is for you.
50,000 words in a month. Just to say you can.
Coming to play?
Oops - Major Edit - This year there is a special Young Writers Program, whole school classes are signing up, and a special forum for older students who join as individuals.- See site for details.