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A literary writer blogs about NaNoWriMo - Helen's journal and online home
In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.
A literary writer blogs about NaNoWriMo
Emma Darwin has some interesting things to say about NaNoWriMo -- and it's perhaps not what you might expect from a literary writer.

I do agree with what she says. My last attempt at NaNo may be the shittiest of shitty first drafts, but there are some decent bits in there and -- largely due to the way it was written -- it moves at a tremendous pace, which suits the thriller type plot.

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coneycat From: coneycat Date: October 29th, 2012 05:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
My first NaNo effort resulted in a 50,000 words first draft with a mostly-complete plot arc: plenty to work with. Last year I did it by accident, realizing halfway through the month that I was going to hit 50,000 (the final word count on the finished fic some months later was closer to 250,000.) I like her points about feeling like part of a community, and for sure a bet with oneself about how many words can get written is harmless and potentially useful. I dunno if I'll do NaNo this year, but I see no real down side!
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