Family. Friends. Food. What more is there to love about November? Oh yeah! Thousands of people across the world coming together in a celebration of creativity and the written word. That is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and here is why you should join in.
What is NaNoWriMo?
In July of 1999 a small group of would-be-authors had the novel idea of each trying to write their own book. They lovingly called it “noveling.” What they didn't know, was they were laying the foundation for what would soon become one of the world’s most widely participated mass-writing events.
NaNoWriMo was established in 2005 as a nonprofit built on the belief that everyone has a story inside. To motivate people to embrace their creativity and bring their stories to life, NaNoWriMo challenges participants to write a 50,000-word novel during the month of November.
While the challenge gives NaNoWriMo a fun and untraditional twist to noveling, the real purpose behind the month-long event is to support and inspire those around the world to share their voice. NaNoWriMo, along with its subprograms (Camp NaNoWriMo, Young Writers Program, Come Write In, and “Now What” Months) champion the power of the human mind to make the world a better place.
Why Participate in NaNoWriMo?
The better question—Why not?
Sure, a 50,000-word book is a formidable task; however, having the courage to begin a novel is already a step in the right direction. And what better time to put your story to paper than when you have this kind of support.
NaNoWriMo 2016 included:
- 384,126 participants counting 71,229 students and educators in the Young Writers Program
- 928 volunteers in 646 regions across 6 continents
- 1,168 libraries, bookstores, and community centers offering Come Write In programs
- 60,951 campers in Camp NaNoWriMo
If you’ve been waiting for the right encouragement to begin your novel, now is the time.
Once you make the choice to move forward, you’ll discover NaNoWriMo offers all kinds of additional resources for inspiration and plenty of information on local writing events. They also have a fun tracking system complete with achievement badges you can proudly share online.
Not to mention, we’ll also be there to help you out along the way.
IngramSpark is a NaNoWriMo Sponsor
Of course we are a sponsor! This is right up our alley.
All through the month of November you will find us hanging out on the NaNoWriMo forum to answer your questions. We will also be keeping a close eye for #NANOWRIMO posts to our social media accounts. So make sure to keep us up-to-date on your progress.
Publish Your NaNoWriMo Novel
We know the writing process is taxing, but we highly recommend once you finish your manuscript (See! We know you can do it!) to move directly into the publishing process.
Write a book in one month. Next month publish a book. Easy right? Well, maybe not that easy. But we are here to help with the publishing bit. We offer independent authors and publishers the same quality and distribution enjoyed by major traditional publishers. With tons of trim sizes and bindings to choose from and vibrant color, people won't identify your book as self-published, they'll identify it as published. Period. And we offer tons of resources along the way to help you learn the publishing business so that you can do it successfully.
IngramSpark Discounts with Publishing Experts
We have a wide range of experts ready to help you publish the best book possible, from professional editing services to stunning book cover designs, and several of them offer special discounts to IngramSpark publishers, so we highly recommend you check them out to help make your book the best it can be.
NaNoWriMo strives to open the global community to entirely new worlds ripe for exploration. IngramSpark makes it possible for you to share your book with the world.
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