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Novel Writing Months: Write a Novel in a Month

Updated on December 27, 2016

NaNoWriMo Isn't Your Only Option To Write Really Fast

Novel writing months are designed to help you get some serious writing done by forcing you to write most (or all) of you novel in a month.

It all started with NaNoWrimo (National Novel Writing Month), a writing challenge that tasks writers with creating a 50,000 word novel during the month of November. This breaks down to writing at least 1,667 words a day. This is a great way to really get your writing juices flowing. The idea is to not worry whether or not every word, sentence, paragraph and page are perfect, but instead just get them out there. In addition, Nanowrimo also helps the budding writer by hosting forums that provide the emotional support and social networking that is so often lacking in the solitary writer's pursuit.

But what if you can't wait for November? Well, you're in luck! Although the NaNo forums are active year-round, there are plenty of other sites that you can visit for more immediate motivation. In fact, every month of the year provides at least one forum for insane levels of daily writing.

So what are you waiting for? If you ever wanted to write a book, this is your chance!

March Novel Writing Month

Editing Your Novel Brings You One Step Closer to Publication!

NaNoEdMo: Okay, so it's not technically a novel writing month. But you need to dedicate some time to editing all those novels you've written in the previous year, right? Editing a novel can be as hard as or harder than writing it, so use the NaNoEdMo writers' community to keep your spirits high.

April Novel Writing Month

It's time for the first Camp NaNoWriMo of the year! Like NaNoWriMo, but with a camp theme.

Writing in July
Writing in July

July Novel Writing Month

Meet Some Writers, Write Some Words, Eat Some Hot Dogs.

The well-established JulNoWriMo is seen by many as the summer counterpart to the official NaNoWriMo in November. Perhaps you write better in the summer; perhaps you're in a mood to accomplish things now that the frigid days of winter are a distant memory; or perhaps you just have more free time. Whatever the case, block out some time in July to write that novel you've always been dreaming about!

Missed Camp NaNoWriMo in April? Lucky you, you get another shot to go to camp in July! Best of all for bug-haters, you don't actually go anywhere during this camp. You get to do it from the comfort of your own home.

Image courtesy of shutterbugMike on Flickr.

Writing in October
Writing in October

October Novel Writing Months

Halloween Might Be Scary, But Writing 50,000 Words Really Isn't!

There's a definite chill in the air. Time to sit down, check out OctNoWriMo, and cozy up to your computer again for another novel in a month. You could try your hand at a detective or crime novel with a spooky or supernatural twist, or come up with some great new ideas for speculative fiction. Anything is possible.

There's also GothNoWriMo, for those of you interested in writing specifically Gothic fiction.

Image courtesy of sgs_1019 on Flickr.

November Novel Writing Month

This Is Where Writing Fast All Began.

National Novel Writing Month, NaNoWriMo, is the group that started the whole "writing a novel in a month" concept. If it's your first time writing a novel in a month, this is a great place to start. The site allows you to befriend other writers, motivate yourself and others with forums and competitions, and keep track of your progress with neat statistics and graphs.

NaNoWriMo News: NaNoWriMo gets a shoutout during a TED talk!

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