History UsefulNotes / NaNoWriMo

21st Sep '17 7:37:22 AM Wynauttica
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* CosmeticAward - The first and foremost prize for completing Nanowrimo is ... the mere satisfaction of completing one's novel. And a purple wordcount meter.

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* CosmeticAward - CosmeticAward: The first and foremost prize for completing Nanowrimo is ... the mere satisfaction of completing one's novel. And a purple wordcount meter.



* {{Determinator}} - anyone who actually finishes a novel. Writing 1,667 words a day may not seem very hard, but doing it ''every day, for a whole month'' (especially a month with a holiday and new television season) takes dedication!
* DisSimile and {{Metaphorgotten}} - Two of the ways that Nanoisms can manifest in a novel.
* FilkSong - [[http://www.wikiwrimo.org/wiki/NaNoWriMo_Songs Complete list.]]

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* {{Determinator}} - {{Determinator}}: anyone who actually finishes a novel. Writing 1,667 words a day may not seem very hard, but doing it ''every day, for a whole month'' (especially a month with a holiday and new television season) takes dedication!
* DisSimile and {{Metaphorgotten}} - {{Metaphorgotten}}: Two of the ways that Nanoisms can manifest in a novel.
* FilkSong - FilkSong: [[http://www.wikiwrimo.org/wiki/NaNoWriMo_Songs Complete list.]]



* InJoke - Many, including the terms "nanoism" (bloopers that occur while writing) and "persimmons" (see MemeticMutation). There is also the character Mr. Ian Woon, a SignificantAnagram of "NaNoWriMo".

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* InJoke - InJoke: Many, including the terms "nanoism" (bloopers that occur while writing) and "persimmons" (see MemeticMutation). There is also the character Mr. Ian Woon, a SignificantAnagram of "NaNoWriMo".



* ItsForABook - The official website has several forum sections dedicated to this purpose, some less realistic than the others.
* KnightTemplar - [[GlorySeeker Knights of NaNoWriMo]]

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* ItsForABook - ItsForABook: The official website has several forum sections dedicated to this purpose, some less realistic than the others.
* KnightTemplar - KnightTemplar: [[GlorySeeker Knights of NaNoWriMo]]



* {{Portmantitle}} - the official nickname NaNoWriMo falls somewhere between "portmanteau" and "acronym".
* PostCount - Some of the best-known [=NaNoWriMo=] forumgoers are the ones with the highest post counts. The NaNoWriMo forum has an entire subforum devoted to procrastination, which is filled with games and conversation threads. Some users use these threads simply to increase their post counts.
* SelfDeprecation - Participants tend to frequently criticise their own novel's plot, characters, and (especially) blunders -- but mostly in good humor; blunders in particular are lovingly christened "Nanoisms" (allegedly a portmanteau of "Nanowrimo" and "aneurysm").

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* {{Portmantitle}} - {{Portmantitle}}: the official nickname NaNoWriMo falls somewhere between "portmanteau" and "acronym".
* PostCount - PostCount: Some of the best-known [=NaNoWriMo=] forumgoers are the ones with the highest post counts. The NaNoWriMo forum has an entire subforum devoted to procrastination, which is filled with games and conversation threads. Some users use these threads simply to increase their post counts.
* SelfDeprecation - SelfDeprecation: Participants tend to frequently criticise their own novel's plot, characters, and (especially) blunders -- but mostly in good humor; blunders in particular are lovingly christened "Nanoisms" (allegedly a portmanteau of "Nanowrimo" and "aneurysm").



* SturgeonsLaw - First-time participants are advised that at least 45,000 words of their novel (if not all 50,000) will be "utter crap", and to learn to love it anyway.

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* SturgeonsLaw - SturgeonsLaw: First-time participants are advised that at least 45,000 words of their novel (if not all 50,000) will be "utter crap", and to learn to love it anyway.



* TheInsomniac - Most [=NaNoers=] become this pretty quickly!
* ThreadHopping - When the quick reply method was still around, some users would just read the first post, scroll to the quick reply section of the page, and reply without reading any of the other responses, especially for threads of the "share with the group" nature.
* ThreadNecromancy - Strongly encouraged in [[GreatBigLibraryOfEverything Reference Desk]] and [[TipsOnGrammar Writing 101]]!
* TVTropesWillRuinYourLife - and your wordcount, too. Seriously, try writing 1667 words a day when you're already [[WikiWalk spending two hours here]] wondering what, exactly, makes trope X take form Y in scene Z.
* TheWikiRule - The (unofficial) [[http://www.wikiwrimo.org/wiki/Main_Page WikiWrimo]] wiki.
* WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants - "no plot, no problem" is the semi-official motto.

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* TheInsomniac - TheInsomniac: Most [=NaNoers=] become this pretty quickly!
* ThreadHopping - ThreadHopping: When the quick reply method was still around, some users would just read the first post, scroll to the quick reply section of the page, and reply without reading any of the other responses, especially for threads of the "share with the group" nature.
* ThreadNecromancy - ThreadNecromancy: Strongly encouraged in [[GreatBigLibraryOfEverything Reference Desk]] and [[TipsOnGrammar Writing 101]]!
* TVTropesWillRuinYourLife - TVTropesWillRuinYourLife: and your wordcount, too. Seriously, try writing 1667 words a day when you're already [[WikiWalk spending two hours here]] wondering what, exactly, makes trope X take form Y in scene Z.
* TheWikiRule - TheWikiRule: The (unofficial) [[http://www.wikiwrimo.org/wiki/Main_Page WikiWrimo]] wiki.
* WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants - WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants: "no plot, no problem" is the semi-official motto.
12th Sep '17 12:11:05 PM twilicorn
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[=NaNoWriMo=] also had a sister event called Website/ScriptFrenzy, with a similar goal, but executed in script format. It ran in April every year from 2007, but was ultimately discontinued in 2012. The RPM Challenge is the musical equivalent to [=NaNoWriMo=], in which budding musicians write an album of 10 songs during the month of February.

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[=NaNoWriMo=] also had a sister event called Website/ScriptFrenzy, with a similar goal, but executed in script format. It ran in April every year from 2007, but was ultimately discontinued in 2012. The RPM Challenge is the musical equivalent to [=NaNoWriMo=], in which budding musicians write record and mix an album of 10 songs during the month of February.
11th Dec '16 5:06:44 PM KingLyger
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* ItsTheJourneyThatCounts

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* ItsTheJourneyThatCountsItsTheJourneyThatCounts: A major contributing factor to starting the challenge is that most new writers won't try to write something this long on their own because it's so intimidating. By giving new writers a challenge, advice, and a space to do it, you'll learn far more about writing and your style than many other methods of learning.
20th Nov '16 3:44:57 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ChandlersLaw: "If all else fails, have a [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja band of ninjas]] attack somebody" is ''official'' advice for writers at a loss for material to further their novel's word count.

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* ChandlersLaw: "If all else fails, have a [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja band of ninjas]] ninjas attack somebody" is ''official'' advice for writers at a loss for material to further their novel's word count.



* GratuitousNinja: Make a band of ninjas attack somebody during a novel and you should at least be able to get a few hundreds words out of characters [[LampshadeHanging wondering "seriously? Ninjas?"]]



* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: Make a band of ninjas attack somebody during a novel and you should at least be able to get a few hundreds words out of characters [[LampshadeHanging wondering "seriously? Ninjas?"]]
11th Sep '16 2:15:05 PM HeraldAlberich
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The idea behind National Novel Writing Month is that many of us have at least one book inside of us, but we're too lazy to spend the time to write it, or simply get overcome by the scope of it all -- so it ultimately never materializes. [=NaNoWriMo=] challenges that, by encouraging participants to throw caution to the wind and [[WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants write without revising]], without obsessing over what they're writing, but to just get the words ''out''. (There'll be plenty of time to edit it after the month is up.)

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The idea behind National Novel Writing Month is that many of us have at least one book inside of us, but we're too lazy to spend the time to write it, or simply get overcome by the scope of it all -- so all--so it ultimately never materializes. [=NaNoWriMo=] challenges that, by encouraging participants to throw caution to the wind and [[WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants write without revising]], without obsessing over what they're writing, but to just get the words ''out''. (There'll be plenty of time to edit it after the month is up.)



[[http://www.nanowrimo.org/ Official site]], a project of TheOfficeOfLettersAndLight.

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[[http://www.nanowrimo.org/ Official site]], a project of TheOfficeOfLettersAndLight.
Creator/TheOfficeOfLettersAndLight.



[=NaNoWriMo=] also had a sister event called ScriptFrenzy, with a similar goal, but executed in script format. It ran in April every year from 2007, but was ultimately discontinued in 2012. The RPM Challenge is the musical equivalent to [=NaNoWriMo=], in which budding musicians write an album of 10 songs during the month of February.

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[=NaNoWriMo=] also had a sister event called ScriptFrenzy, Website/ScriptFrenzy, with a similar goal, but executed in script format. It ran in April every year from 2007, but was ultimately discontinued in 2012. The RPM Challenge is the musical equivalent to [=NaNoWriMo=], in which budding musicians write an album of 10 songs during the month of February.



2nd Nov '15 10:36:49 PM daedae
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** Writing nonfiction, a collection of short stories, a memoir, or a script (they had[[ScriptFrenzy another event for that last one]]).

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** Writing nonfiction, a collection of short stories, a memoir, or a script (they had[[ScriptFrenzy had [[ScriptFrenzy another event for that last one]]).
2nd Nov '15 10:36:17 PM daedae
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** Writing nonfiction, a collection of short stories, a memoir, or a script (they have [[ScriptFrenzy another event for that last one]]).

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** Writing nonfiction, a collection of short stories, a memoir, or a script (they have [[ScriptFrenzy had[[ScriptFrenzy another event for that last one]]).
1st Nov '15 9:55:17 AM ASBusinessMagnet
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** See also the [[http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/forums/nanowrimo-ate-my-soul/threads/4097 "NaNoWriMo and TV Tropes" thread on the "NaNoWriMo Ate My Soul" forum.]]
26th Oct '15 7:00:11 AM ASBusinessMagnet
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** Some users set a personal goal of a "Double Nano" (100,000 words in 30 days!) or [[UpToEleven more]] -- 200,000? 500,000? Yup.

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** Some users set a personal goal of a "Double Nano" (100,000 words in 30 days!) or [[UpToEleven more]] -- 200,000? 500,000? Yup. So far, the absolute record is someone writing ''1,500,000'' words in November 2014, which quite literally amounts to writing 50,000 every '''day'''. It was so high, the counters on the site plain refused to show that.



** Then there's [=#50kDay=], where you write your entire novel in '''one day'''.

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** Then there's [=#50kDay=], where you write your entire novel in '''one day'''.there are [=#50kDay=] and [=#50kweekend=], which are ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
13th Oct '15 3:47:36 PM LahmacunKebab
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* NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught: ...actually, no one really cares if you do, either. There is even a forum just for "Nano Rebels". In a sense, [=NaNoers=] are actively ''encouraged'' to "cheat" by artificially inflating their wordcounts--''No Plot? No Problem'', the semi-official handbook by Chris Baty, [=NaNoWriMo=]'s creator, offers several tips on how to do this.

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* NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught: ... actually, no one really cares if you do, either. There is even a forum just for "Nano Rebels". In a sense, [=NaNoers=] are actively ''encouraged'' to "cheat" by artificially inflating their wordcounts--''No Plot? No Problem'', the semi-official handbook by Chris Baty, [=NaNoWriMo=]'s creator, offers several tips on how to do this.
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