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Introduction to NANOWRIMO

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Jennifer Horrace

on 1 November 2013

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Transcript of Introduction to NANOWRIMO

What is NANOWRIMO?
NANOWRIMO is an international, friendly competition to write 50,000 words in 30 days.

Participants can be found all around the world and even in our own back yard!

Since it's creation, the region of Lewis County has had over 200 writers.
NANOWRIMO was founded by a company called The Offices of Letters and Light in 1999. They have since changed their name to NANOWRIMO.

They are a non profit company who employs nine full-time employees, houses files full of local writers’ novel excerpts, and proudly displays an oil painting of Tom Selleck.
Who Created NANOWRIMO?
What is the big idea?
It’s the biggest writing event in the world: 500,000 novelists will join in the literary mayhem this November.

Introduction to NANOWRIMO
Statistics from
NANOWRIMO 2012
- 341,375 participants.
- 648 volunteer Municipal Liaisons guided 586 regions on six continents.
- 82,554 students and educators created worlds through the Young Writers Program.
- 615 libraries opened their doors to novelists through the Come Write In program.
At first 50,000 words sounds like a lot but if you break it down, it only comes to 1,667 words a day.
50,000 Words!?!?!
NANOWRIMO
has a long list of generous sponsers offering goodies
Over 250 NaNoWriMo novels have been traditionally published. They include:
-Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants,
-Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus, Hugh Howey’s Wool,
-Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl,
-Jason Hough’s The Darwin Elevator,
-Marissa Meyer’s Cinder.

http://nanowrimo.org/published-wrimos
Any Questions?
Through the NANOWRIMO Site, authors can share pep talks from published authors, be provided with word-count- and deadline-tracking tools, participate in active adn informative forums with people all over the world, and nurture an incredible online community.
How It Works:
http://nanowrimo.org/how-it-works
Where it all happens:
www.nanowrimo.org
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