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Post by Contravene » Fri Jan 04, 2008 3:35 pm

I just discovered thisover on the NaNoWriMo forum,the idea of writing a 50,000 word novel in 24 hours.

It sounds crazy, but not impossible, and I've never quite had the impedus to do a full NaNoWriMo of writing the 50,000 word novel in an entire month, but just a quick wee burst should be easy.

At the moment they've suggested tomorrow, but next Saturday is probably better.

What do you reckon?

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Post by humblebee » Fri Jan 04, 2008 3:45 pm

Great idea, with the one drawback that everything that everyone writes will necessary be appalling. Surely?

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Post by Contravene » Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:58 pm

Indeed, but I understand one of the things about NaNoWriMo is that its not about quantity over quality, and besides I'm never going to impress some people.

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Re: NaNoWriDay

Post by Klove » Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:06 pm

Anyone else doing NaNoWriMo this year?

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Post by tompony » Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:13 pm

I signed up under a pseudonym but I'm 562 words in and bored to death, so I think I'll probably stop.

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Re: NaNoWriDay

Post by Klove » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:54 pm

that is always the fear.

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Post by scarvesandcharm » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:21 pm

It just seems like they're trying to create their own version of the infinite monkey theorem: get enough people to write 50,000 word novels in 30 days and someone is bound to come up with something at least half decent.

Still, it has solved a mystery for me. Working in public libraries I always wondered how the author Nora Roberts was able to churn out so many books that she had to invent a second pseudonym for her publishers to keep up with her. Was it a team of writers writing under the brand Nora Roberts like Mills & Boon or Harlequin? Was it a computer program, a sort of Nora Roberts MadLibs that created new books from a basic template? No, turns out she's just the most successful competitor on NaNoWriMo.
Why: The reasons are endless! To actively participate in one of our era's most enchanting art forms! To write without having to obsess over quality. To be able to make obscure references to passages from our novels at parties. To be able to mock real novelists who dawdle on and on, taking far longer than 30 days to produce their work.
Oh, can't wait to write my rubbish 50,000 word novel in 30 days and be able to mock James Joyce for dawdling over Ulysses for such a long time.
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