Monday, November 01, 2010

NaNoWriMo and Harlequin

November is the month that the NaNoWriMo gets underway each year.

If you're not familiar with it, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. The idea is for writers to start and complete a 50,000-word novel in one month. The goal for participants is to simply write the novel, not try to do any editing or researching.

This is the 12th year for NaNoWriMo. And Harlequin is getting into the game. Beginning today, Harlequin is hosting "So You Think You Can Write Week." Here's how they explain it:
We are hungry to find talented new writers for Harlequin Books. Through podcasts, blogs, and discussions with our expert editors and current authors, we’re going to help you understand the appeal of the romance genre. And there’s a special daily challenge with feedback that will give some great insights into crafting the perfect story. So for the next week, come by to hone your skills and get started on the path to publication. So you think you can write? Here’s your chance to show us!
For five days, Harlequin will host all kinds of activities on their site. You can follow along on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #SYTYCW.

If you've ever thought you could write a Harlequin novel, now your chance to prove it.

Go here to see the tentative calendar for Harlequin's SYTYCW week.

And go here to read about or join NaNoWriMo.

What have you got to lose? Start writing.


David Roth said...

OT comment (Can't find a Contact Me link)

My new blog is:

I closed down the Xanga one. This is much more flexible.


Maya Reynolds said...

David: I like Blogger. Look forward to checking out your new home.