New BookBanter Column on NaNoWriMo, because November is National Novel Writing Month! And there’s a free Word Count chart at the end of the column.
NaNoWriMo. Say it with me now: Nano-wri-mo; you can say it either “nano-ree-mo” or “nano-rye-mo.” And what exactly does this mean, you might ask? Well, it’s National Novel Writing Month, which takes place every November. The goal is a simple one: to write at least 50,000 words of a novel between November 1st and November 30th. While 50,000 words isn’t necessarily that long of a book, it is still a grand accomplishment once you put down that 50,000th word. Some popular novels that are this length include The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Brave New World, and The Great Gatsby.
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