In its 15th year, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) expects a historic 500 000 writers. The challenge? Write 50 000 words of a novel in November’s 30 days, alongside half a million people on all seven continents.
Some of those half a million live right here in Kingston. Lead by volunteer Municipal Liaisons (MLs), the hundred odd Kingston NaNoWriMo participants will strive for quantity, not quality in order to reach 50 000 words and become official NaNoWriMo winners.
NaNoWriMo participants range from preschool kids to professional authors such as Sara Gruen. Kingston’s NaNoWriMo community includes plenty of students. This year, both of Kingston’s MLs are Queen’s students.
“NaNoWriMo is an unbeatable way to write the first draft of a novel because it’s such a powerful antidote to that horrible foe of creativity: self doubt,” said Grant Faulkner, Executive Director.
National Novel Writing Month is a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Berkeley, California.