Next Century Publishing Celebrates National Novel Writing Month

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    National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, runs from November 1st – November 30th.


    That is 30 days to complete a novel! While some might see this as an impossible task, over 300,000 writers participate in the challenge yearly. Keep in mind that the goal is not to have a novel ready for publication, just finished. No editing and no red pens allowed!

    If you want to jump on this challenge, you had better do so! But there are a few rules to keep in mind:

  • There is a word count minimum of 50,000, about the length of The Great Gatsby. If you do the math, that comes to about 1,667 words every day of the month.
  • You must register through the NaNoWriMo site and run your novel through their word count validator by November 30.
  • Though it’s been around since 1999, social media has helped this event grow in popularity in recent years. In addition to connecting via the Twitter hashtag #nanowrimo2015, writers can join local groups where they meet up and encourage each other. More than 250 books that were written as part of NaNoWriMo have been published. This list includes best-sellers like Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, which was adapted into a film, and The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

    When you finish your novel you can then decide if you want to jump into the publishing world with us! Whether your goal is to publish your masterpiece, or just lock it away with the satisfaction that you actually wrote a novel in 30 days, we at Next Century Publishing are cheering for all of you ambitious writers participating in this year’s NaNoWriMo!

    “Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.” – E. L. Doctorow

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