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Old 11-19-2012, 12:19 AM   #1
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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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Old 11-19-2012, 12:45 AM   #2
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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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Old 11-19-2012, 01:13 AM   #3
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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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Old 11-19-2012, 01:18 AM   #4
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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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Old 11-19-2012, 01:56 AM   #5
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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?
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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Old 11-19-2012, 02:26 AM   #6
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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?
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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