History UsefulNotes / NaNoWriMo

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.
13th Oct '15 3:40:54 PM LahmacunKebab
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[=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 UsefulNotes/RPMChallenge 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, with a similar goal, but executed in script format. It ran in April every year from 2007, but was ultimately discontinued in 2012. The UsefulNotes/RPMChallenge RPM Challenge is the musical equivalent to [=NaNoWriMo=], in which budding musicians write an album of 10 songs during the month of February.
1st Oct '15 1:27:31 PM vifetoile
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* TechnicianVersusPerformer: Nanowrimo, as an exercise, rewards the high energy and creative abandon of a "Performer" mindset, but this difference is still present in the "Planner" and "Pantser" camps. Planners [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin completely plan out their novel in advance]], and their creative energy goes into filling out their outline with vigor. Pantsers will "fly by the seat of their pants," perhaps with a couple of ideas in hand, but mainly charging forward on November 1 with no idea whatsoever of what they will create. And most Nanoers are happy to change their strategy if it helps them win or seems more fun.
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