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Happy NaNoWriMo!

By Dawn Frederick

It’s that time of the year, in which we have 30 days of posts to help inspire our readers during National Novel Writing Month, which also coincides with with quite a few folks who also write Nonfiction during the same time.

The goal is 50K words, and a great  exercise for anyone who is looking to test their writing muscles. The goal isn’t perfection by any means, this is simply a chance to get the words onto the page. Ideally a little prep is good, then you’ll be ready to go once November 1st rolls in. Some people will pants-it, which is also perfectly fine.  The only requirement is a willingness to participate.

Most will try to write at least 1600 words/day. Either way, you can track it through progress through the official website:  This is very manageable, as you probably write even more words over a series of emails.  The difference is there’s a story to tell, and you are the creator.

This year’s theme at Red Sofa Literary is “Why I Write” – in that we explore if writing found our authors, or perhaps they found it first.  As you’ll see through our daily posts, everyone came into writing in many different ways. Today they are writers, how they each began is their own journey.

Our NaNoWriMo-a-Day Posts starts on Thursday 11/1/18.   Make sure to bookmark our page and join us as we celebrate Why We Write. 



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