National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short, is a month long event that tasks its participants in writing a full 50,000 word novel in 30 days. There’s no prizes or competitions, it’s all about coming together as creative writers the world over and enjoying the challenge with like-minded people.
Stephen King, or the King for short, is … well if you don’t know who Stephen King is, there’s something wrong with you. Among his countless novels and short stories, King has also written a number of important and helpful tips for fellow writers over the years, some of which I’ve used myself.
Now, time to combine the two. One of King’s many Facebook pages, dedicated to updating fans on his latest publications, has put together some helpful tips for all those potential Wrimos. If you’re not sure where to start or are having a hard time with a particular conundrum, the blow tips are worth reading.
NaNoWriMo runs from November 1st through to the 30th. If you want to learn more, find a local event or get started on your own novel, be sure to check out the website. While you’re at it, you can also donate to the NaNo team to fund young writers program, Camp NaNo and more. I’ve participated a few times over the years and can attest to how important and uplifting it can be to have fellow writers cheering you on and supporting you in your endeavours.