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Thread: What is NaNoWriMo

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    practical experience, FTW neilfriske's Avatar
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    What is NaNoWriMo

    Didn't know where the proper place to ask was, been seeing NaNoWriMo again and again on this site.

    What is it?

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    The Crazy Man in the Sun. Feel me. WillSauger's Avatar
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    The subforum dedicated to it.

    And the organization itself.

    You are kinda late for it, but you can always do it yourself next month.
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    so its like a fun contest, not a submission contest? cuz i have a 50k story already done.

    is there at least a prize?

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    The prize is the 50,000 words you write. And the opportunity to make faces at anyone who doesn't achieve it. (Except me, if I don't.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by neilfriske View Post
    so its like a fun contest, not a submission contest? cuz i have a 50k story already done.

    is there at least a prize?
    There's no point in using a pre-written book because the biggest prize is the manuscript you write during the month. There's a winner's certificate to print out and some stuff from the sponsors if you validate, but no one reads it and it isn't judged by the quality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neilfriske View Post
    so its like a fun contest, not a submission contest? cuz i have a 50k story already done.

    is there at least a prize?
    The point for NaNoWriMo is you start to write a 50,000 word novel on November 1 (some have started even later and succeeded). You can't just sign up, dump a 50,000 word manuscript you've already written over the last three years into the validator and declare yourself a winner, though many people surely do that. It's to help you learn the discipline necessary to write a first draft, from start to finish, with hard and fast goals in place (50,000 words in 30 days).
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