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NaNoWriMo 2017 – What You Need to Know

It’s that time of year again: NaNoWriMo!

What is NaNoWriMo?

NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, where people from across the globe challenge themselves to complete 50,000 words of a novel by the month’s end. You’ll inevitably spot your local coffee shops being overrun with people furiously typing on their laptops for the month of November.

This year, NaNoWriMo expects over 400,000 people to start a 50,000-word novel in the month of November.

The Theme

This year’s theme is Superpowered Noveling.

It takes courage, grit, resilience and wild imaginative leaps to write 50,000 words of a novel in a month.

On NaNoWriMo

Marya Brennan, The NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program Director, says “NaNoWriMo gives kids a crazy task, but a real, authentic one: tell your story, whatever story matters to you. It doesn’t matter how you tell it, just that you get it out into the world. Students, even those who thought they hated writing, get invested. It becomes the best part of their day. By the end of the month, they’ve worked hard, developed confidence and new skills, and have their very own novel to show off!”

During the month of November, we will be posting some tips to help you on your novel writing journey, so don’t forget to check out the Selfpublishbooks.ie blog. And, at the end of the month, once your novel is complete, get in touch with us here and we’ll be able to print and publish your book!

Happy writing!

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