EP05: NaNoWriMo | How to Write 50,000 Words in Month | Grant Faulkner

Every November hundreds of thousands of writers start their annual challenge of writing 50,000 words in one month. It’s called NaNoWriMomo (National Novel Writing Month). We get to speak with executive Director Grant Faulkner in the hectic run-up to NaNoWriMo, who shares his tips for both first-timers and veterans who make up the world’s most incredible writing community and event.
ABOUT GRANT:
Grant Faulkner is the Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month – aka NaNoWriMo, co-founder of the lit journal 100 Word Story, co-founder of the Flash Fiction Collective, and a member of the Oakland Book Festival’s Literary Council. His collection of one hundred 100-word stories Fissures, was recently published and he’s just finished a novel, The Letters, and a collection of short stories, The Comfort Sin Provides.

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EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • NaNoWriMo : Website | Facebook | Twitter (@NaNoWriMo)
  • In this episode you will discover…
    That NaNoWriMo is a community: and you can be part of it.
    How it can benefit your writing: it’s not about critiquing, but more like a worldwide support group.
    Embrace the fear of the first draft: all the books we loved started as first drafts, and NaNoWriMo gives you permission to write that rough first draft.
    A goal and a deadline are a creative midwife: give yourself permission to do it!

 

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