What’s new in the Nanowrimo universe?

HI there, this is the Nanowrimo newsletter. If you’d like help with your novel, Hampshire scribblers are a writing group affiliated with Nanowrimo and we meet in Andover library every second Saturday. We are meeting there this Sat from 1 so come along and find out all about novel writing.

Happy New Year from NaNoWriMo HQ!

The start of a new year is the perfect time to dust off that manuscript, flex those fingers, and resolve to make this your Year of Creativity.*

To help keep your imagination on track in 2016, follow our handy Map to the Year:

The "Now What?" Months

The “Now What?” Months (January and February)

Recommit to your NaNo-novel! Sign our official Revision Promise and then get started on revising and editing the novel you drafted in November.

Take advantage of our sponsor offers and—if you won NaNo in 2015—our winner goodies before they expire!

Attend one or all of the webinars and tweet-chats we have lined up:

  • Tweet-chat: #NaNoNewLeaf Tweet-chat with the agents of New Leaf Literary. Wednesday, February 17, 1 PM PT (Your Time Zone)

Partake in Pitchapalooza! Pitch your book to the Book Doctors in 250 words or less by February 29. One winner will receive an introduction to an agent or publisher appropriate for their manuscript! more info

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Camp NaNo Prep (March)

Begin prepping for your Camp NaNoWriMo writing project. And be sure to check out our always-helpful Writing Resources.

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Camp NaNoWriMo (April)

Grab your suntan lotion and garden spade—it’s time to get your hands dirty! During Camp NaNoWriMo you can:

  • Complete a writing project (novel, script, memoir, anything you want to write!) in a month.
  • Set your own word-count goal and track your progress.
  • Build community through “cabin” writing groups and forums.
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Revise and Recharge (May)

Want to continue refining that writing project you started during Camp? Need some inspiration to recharge your creative batteries? Now’s the time! Plus, follow our blog on Tumblr for some help and company.

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Camp NaNo Season, Cycle Two (June – August)

Camp NaNoWriMo returns in July for a second round; our year of creativity is flying by!  As you prepare, write, and revise the writing project of your choice, don’t forget to:

  • Track HQ goings-on (and possibly get some NaNo 2016 sneak peeks) on Instagram.

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NaNo Prep (September – October)

You’ve worked hard over the past eight months: you’ve built stamina, strengthened creativity, and explored the depths of your imagination.

Now, join us for NaNo Prep season. Use these two months to rev up your November novel so you’re ready to go on Day 1.

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NaNoWriMo (November)

Say goodbye to procrastination and hello to National Novel Writing Month. This is sure to be your best NaNo yet. A couple of pro tips:

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Now What? (December)

Your year of creativity is coming to a close. But fear not, another is just ahead.

Resolutions can be hard to stick to, but we’re here to support you along the way. Can’t wait to spend this year of creativity with you, Wrimo.

Heading to the gym to do some typing exercises (that’s what happens there, right?),

Rebecca Stern
Director of Programs

*Commit to your year of creativity with a recurring monthly donation. It’s an investment in the power of your story, and a regular reminder, all in one!

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