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Writing Opportunities 2023

National Novel Writing Month 2023

Closing date: 
30 November 2023
Open to all writers No entry fee
You win by writing a 50,000 word novel

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, empowering approach to creative writing. The challenge: draft an entire novel in just one month. Why do it? For 30 wild, exciting, surprising days, you get to silence your inner critic, let your imagination take over, and just create!

• What's National Novel Writing Month?
• Set a Goal
• NaNo Prep 101 Resources
• Connect with Community
• Pep Talkers and NaNo Coaches
• NaNoWriMo Flair
• Events Calendar

Committed to writing 50,000 words in the 30 days of November?

National Novel Writing Month began in 1999 as a daunting but straightforward challenge: to write 50,000 words of a novel in thirty days. Now, each year on November 1, hundreds of thousands of people around the world begin to write, determined to end the month with a first draft. They enter the month as elementary school teachers, mechanics, or stay-at-home parents. They leave novelists.

On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30.

Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.

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