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NaNoWriMo is here!
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Well gentlemen (and fine ladies), it's that time of the year again. It's November, and that means it is...

National Novel Writing Month!, and by extension, the NaNoWriMo challenge!

for those who don't know, NaNoWriMo is,
"a 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."

So, who is representing Crunchyroll this year? If you're writing this year, shout out so you can be cheered onto the magical 50K mark (Since my computer is out to repair, and I'm stuck on school computers, I'll be basically out for the first half, a crippling blow).

Even if you don't finish, this is just a cool challenge and a fun way to get into writing. There are no restrictions that I'm aware of, only your imagination.

Sign up here,
http://www.nanowrimo.org/

And for those who aren't participating, talk about the competition, story ideas and what not. Everyone enjoy the chance to write.
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I'm doing it. I've finally given into peer pressure (my best friend and the entirety of my f-list on livejournal are obsessed with NaNoWriMo).
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ok jorl... i'm signing up... i've got a few ideas... but .. yeah i'll get it hammered out... can't be any worse than writing six term papers in one night... right?
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It's 175 pages, so more like a Master's thesis in one month. I'd like to see how far you guys get, and what you write about. ^^ Good luck, 1,667(?) words a day is the goal to hit!
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Im only a 12going to be 13 guy....how can i wrte tt length of words><?
Im currently lookin at the NaNoWriMo young writers web.....looks kinda cool!
Posted 11/1/07
im really bad at writing.. T^T
but good luck for those who joined.. =]
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I thought about it earlier, but I decided not to do it. I just have got little time. And, well, it seems like a lot of fun, but I want to pass my exams this year too...
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chocuqueen wrote:

im really bad at writing.. T^T
but good luck for those who joined.. =]


One of the points of NaNoWriMo is that a lot of the structural and grammatical considerations are thrown out the window. It's about throwing out a bright and explosive amount of creativity for the sake of improving and refreshing yourself mentally, and is without all the sublities associated with structured novel writing.

"THE" only way to get better at writing is to sit down and put pen/fingers to paper/keyboard. The mastery of written style comes only with practice. If you're bad at writing, there is more incentive to join.

Besides, you can have anyone you want read it, one doesn't need to be put on public display.
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arghh! I love writing, I have fp stories and fanfics, but the problem lies with the lack of use on the computer. More like, restrictions.

Maybe I can still do it. I feel like writing a story with CR users. That would be awesome, controlling everyone and making them do crazy things.
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I tried last year and gave up 18 days in ... its sooooooo hard lol

Good luck to everyone!!!

I MAY try again this year but my goal is maybe insteed of ONE big novel to actually broke it in a dozen of small story.
Of course, im writing it in french, there no way i can get to do it in english... Its so hard ><
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lol cool.. i should sign up.. hmm i have a few novels already but id have to improve them a little and put stuff together..
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blazeupe wrote:

lol cool.. i should sign up.. hmm i have a few novels already but id have to improve them a little and put stuff together..

You could secretly use novels already partially written, but NaNoWriMo suggests that you start from scratch. Something to do with "attachment to characters" will slow you down.
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Jorlwind wrote:


blazeupe wrote:

lol cool.. i should sign up.. hmm i have a few novels already but id have to improve them a little and put stuff together..

You could secretly use novels already partially written, but NaNoWriMo suggests that you start from scratch.


hmm.. well i did start writing a new one for my series 2 days ago.. i guess i can use that instead, but i can still use ideas from my other novels.
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mushroomjay wrote:


lokita wrote:

:) I'm doing it. I've finally given into peer pressure (my best friend and the entirety of my f-list on livejournal are obsessed with NaNoWriMo).


I want to see what you write.


No, no, no. D: I haven't written anything in ages and it would be far too embarrassing.
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lokita wrote:


mushroomjay wrote:


lokita wrote:

:) I'm doing it. I've finally given into peer pressure (my best friend and the entirety of my f-list on livejournal are obsessed with NaNoWriMo).


I want to see what you write.


No, no, no. D: I haven't written anything in ages and it would be far too embarrassing.


*Puts peer pressure on Lokita to promise to show finished work*
Com'on jay! It worked once before! (I would like to see it too).
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