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National Novel Writing Month on Fable

It’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), an annual writing challenge that takes place every November. For 30 days straight, thousands of writers scramble to write 50,000 words.Every writer needs the support of a community for any kind of writing project. In “Pep Talks for Writers,” NaNoWriMo executive director Grant Faulkner says that having a community is one of the most important tools a writer can have.“Every novel is defined by the community of writers it belongs to. A novel isn’t written solely by its author; it’s also a work of the people surrounding and supporting the author. Think of all the people who support you creatively, and remember to celebrate the gift of their collaboration and seek them out in times of need.”

What is NaNoWriMo?

NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, a writing challenge that takes place every November. "As if it wasn't hard enough to write 50,000 words in 30 days, now you actually have to take that jumbled up mess and turn it into a publishable novel," laughs YouTuber Heart Breathings, who has developed a whole system for editing your NaNoWriMo project.

Start your own National Novel Editing Month

Most experts recommend taking a few weeks or months off before revisiting your NaNoWriMo manuscript. But when you do open that file, dedicate a month to editing it!Every March, NaNoWriMo participants used to gather for National Novel Editing Month. While the official project has stalled out, it can be helpful to choose a month where you will focus on editing.The Squibler has more details about choosing the best month to edit:

"NaNoEdMo follows the same theme, challenging writers to spend a total of 50 hours editing in a single month. Any additional novel planning, outlining, or researching doesn’t count towards this goal - it is for editing only. While the challenge is directly connected to NaNoWriMo, you can theoretically work on anything. Editing and rewriting your NaNoWriMo project is the most natural progression, but it doesn’t have to be."

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