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What's National Novel Writing Month?

National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, 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.

Because of the limited writing window, the ONLY thing that matters in NaNoWriMo is output. It's all about quantity, not quality. The kamikaze approach forces you to lower your expectations, take risks, and write on the fly.

What's the kickoff?

* Restaurant service + bar. You can join us for lunch or appetizers or a beverage of choice.

* Meet your fellow Nanos. Pair off with a 'buddy' for November support. Tell your war stories to the newbies. Be impressed by the war stories of the oldbies. Ask Rob about his 19,300 word day.

* Meet your MLs, Rob (Galifreyan) and Kenne (Kenne). Most of you have met both of us, but some may not have.

* Giveaways. Depending on what HQ gets us in time (buttons, etc) and probably a drawing for a small prize or two (currently considered are a copy of the No Plot book, USB flash drives, a hippopotamus). You must be present to participate in the drawing, but if you miss it, the giveaways from HQ and the stickers from SF will be available at write-ins.

* Announcements about First Minute and other write-ins/events.

Note that the Pan-Bay Kickoff is the following night, so keep the whole weekend open for Nanowrimo festivities.

Official Website: http://www.nanowrimo.org

Added by jessehattabaugh on October 27, 2006

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