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22 Oct

What is NaNoWriMo?

National Novel Writing Month happens every November! It’s a fun, seat-of-your-pants writing event where the challenge is to complete an entire novel in just 30 days. For one month, you get to lock away your inner editor, let your imagination take over, and just create!

That means participants begin writing November 1 and must finish by midnight, November 30. The word-count goal for our adult program is 50,000 words, but the Young Writers Program (YWP) allows 17-and-under participants to set reasonable, yet challenging, individual word-count goals.

In 2011, 250,000 adults participated through our main site, and 50,000 young writers participated through the YWP.

Sign Up!


Step-by-Step Guide:

How Does NaNoWriMo Work for Young Writers?

Reblogged from http://ywp.nanowrimo.org/what-is-nanowrimo


One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

18 Jan

I know there’s a number of you reading and writing about Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest this week so I thought it a good idea to share some fun things.

Netflix is currently streaming the 1975 Milos Forman film. You can read the script here.

Check out an artist’s pictorial rendition of some of the text on the fantastic blog Picture Book Report.

Did you know that there were parts that were left out of the novel?

Here’s TvTropes dissection of the film/novel.

Last month, Vanity Fair offered up a little write-up at the novel’s 50-year anniversay.

Any other links you feel should be on this list? What do you think of the novel? The film?

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