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NaNoWriMo from the heart of Cheveley

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What is NaNoWriMo? It’s a project that has almost seduced me for a few years now. Run from Berkley, California this is a project designed to get people writing.

In their own words@NaNoWriMo Berkeley, CANational Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. The goal: write a 50,000 word novel during the month of November.You can check out the details here

I’ve been toying with writing a novel for the last few months. I don’t have a subject, genre or plot so the thought has wafted away on a stream of nothingness. When I saw that NaNoWriMo was trending on Twitter I decided to act on the nudge and finally take the plunge.

By the time that I mentioned it to Danny, I had registered so there was no going back.“But how are you going to do this? You don’t have enough time!”

Actually I do. If I focus a bit more. It’s very easy to let the days just drift by. Well that’s what I suspect. And the writing – well let’s just see what happens.

Anyhow when I signed up I was surprised to be asked for a title, synopsis and extract. It was not even November 1st yet! My mind whirled but, determined to prove D wrong, I came up with a flexible title and an extract. The extract is true but the rest of the novel will be fashioned out of whatever I clutch from the air over the next few weeks. If you join and want to take a peek, my user name is Machino.

NaNoWriMo is a great project. It funds writing projects in schools and libraries, reaching out to wanabe potential authors from 0-100+. As someone who dives into books regularly to bask and repair they have my total support.

If you’d like to take the challenge to write a novel in a month this is the link to get you started Go on, I’ll be struggling beside you. And of course you’ll be supporting a great charity.

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  1. Good luck Fiona! I hope you get lots and lots of personal satisfaction from this, and I hope you do really well. Keep us informed. x

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