50,000 Words Later: Farewell, NaNoWriMo 2013

Wow, I wish I had been paying attention and saw this come up for Nov. Despite this one letter wrenching goal monster is done for this moon, I ‘m going to take on the mantel of challenge on my own. Each day for the next 30 days I will post a short story, or write a blog. ( Like I should be doing anyhow) Can;t wait for the experience.

The WordPress.com Blog

A few days ago on this blog, Cheri took a look at this year’s successful National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo), the month-long event during which bloggers write a new post every day. The end of November also signaled the finish line of the the granddaddy of all writing challenges, National Novel Writing Month.

This year, 311,575 writers set out to produce a 50,000-word novel in the course of a month. A healthy chunk of those word-marathoners also keep a blog or an author’s site here on WordPress.com. In honor of their labor (and the insane amount of coffee they’ve consumed over the past 30 days), let’s take a look at some of their hard-earned wisdom from the fiction-writing trenches.

The thrill of sharing stories

NaNo projects come in all shades of the storytelling spectrum — from dark horror tales to uplifting narratives of redemption. The challenge brings together first-timers…

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