Dear bloggers, participate in NaNoWriMo

Posted by David Khoirul
Author and my best friend Arul Chandrana should try it this year: National Novel Writing Month. Often called NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month is held every November, a challenge that asks you to finish your fiction book in a month.

Now, what is the relationship between blogging and NaNoWriMo? Although officially I am not a novelist, this kind of challenge chills me as a person who loves words and the craft of writing. Bloggers, just like writers, can challenge themselves to write as many blog posts as possible during this month. NaNoWriMo asks authors to write a 50.000-word novel in a month, which is a very large number for normal writers, or for bloggers in particular.

But you don’t have to write 50.000 words. Let’s say, in November, you will finish your novel, and the thinnest book consists at least 60 pages. If a blog post equals a page in novel, then you should produce minimum of 60 articles in a month. That means two blog posts per day. It’s not that hard if you know the trick: You can write at night before sleeping and in the morning after you wake up. Arul does that so frequently it becomes a habit; he writes without thinking.

nanowrimo for blogger
Since last week, I have diligently written twice a day for hubpages, this personal blog, and my bahasa Indonesia blog. I hope to write more, get better quality and fight writer’s block—or you may call it blogger’s block—as the time goes.

NaNoWriMo is an annual internet-based creative writing project that challenges participants to write from November 1 to the deadline at 11:59PM on November 30. The NaNoWriMo website shares tips for writer's block, an online community of support, and local places where authors who participate in NaNoWriMo are meeting.


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