12 reasons to ignore the naysayers: Do NaNoWriMo

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If you want to write a novel in 30 days, don’t let anyone stop you. Not even Salon’s Laura Miller. Miller, who I usually find thoughtful and sweet, has written an anti-NaNoWriMo column — “Better yet, DON’T write that novel”…


I’ve never participated in NaNoWriMo, but that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate its usefullness for those who do. NaNoWriMo is a way for writers who are having trouble completing their novel-length writing projects to break down some of the barriers keeping them from doing what they most want to do, write, and to jump into the writing pool without even checking the temperature of the water. (Yes, I know I mixed a few metaphors. Work with me, here.) This editorial is nearly two years old, but with November coming in just six short weeks, it’s timely once more. So, start planning your magnum opus and get to work.

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