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NaNoLanta – the Atlanta home of National Novel Writing Month. Don’t know what National Novel Writing Month is? Well, we recommend you visit their main site and explore, but we’ll give you a brief rundown. Every year writers all over the world attempt to write an entire first draft of a novel during November. The goal is to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Crazy? Yes. Crazy Fun? Absolutely.
NaNoLanta is home to several thousand awesome participants and is run by four Municipal Liasions – MattKinsi, Tiakall, Hype and Sushi. We also have a habit of getting competitive with other regions. In the past we’ve challenged Denver, beating them in total word count and in total donations; in 2010 we’ve challenged Dallas-Ft. Worth to a battle over total word count and total donations; we also challenged perennial winner Seattle for a war over highest average word count.Don’t be shy! We invite all Atlantans to join us in our November writing adventures. From October to December we host all kinds of events, so make sure to check out our calendar and stop by. And don’t forget – when you join the main NaNo site, set us as your home region! The more the merrier!
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By Lucy Guest:
Nearly everyone dreams of the writer’s life: days spent in quiet contemplation over notebooks, or painstakingly crafting the plot of The Great American Novel while sipping espresso in cafes with sweater-clad peers.
There’s that dream, and then there’s NaNoWriMo.
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is the annual exercise in November noveling, sponsored by the non-profit Office of Letters and Light. Now in its 13th year, NaNoWriMo offers writers of all ages and skill levels the challenge of drafting a 50,000 word novel in 30 days (that’s 1,667 words a day, which sounds slightly more doable).