Saturday, November 24, 2012

NaNoWriMo - 6 Days Left

Crazy writers everywhere are churning out words.  Their goal: 50,000 words before November 30th.   That’s the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) challenge and it’s no small feat!  To get an idea of the immensity of the task, visualize yourself tapping out a story on a word processor.  You would need to write 209 words (give or take a few) every hour for 8 hours a day, thirty straight days (no time off for weekends or good behavior.)  Whew!  However, if you think this sounds fun, you might be interested in the following books:   The Glamour of Grammar: a Guide to the Magic and Mystery of Practical English by Roy Peter Clark, How to Write a Sentence and How to Read One by Stanley Fish, and The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human by Jonathan Gottschall.

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