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TSP does NaNoWriMo 2019

If you live in the temperate parts of the northern hemisphere, then youíve perhaps noticed the leaves falling off trees, a chill settling into the air and your breath misting before your eyes, all signs that November is fast approaching. Other ways you can tell include fiercely clean-shaven young men asking you to sponsor their moustache growth and writers clutching their notepads tightly, scribbling little notes and muttering things with a panicked expression. Because for many of us, November isnít just a month, itís a month of writing.

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo, or just NaNo for short) is an international writing event that takes place every year in November. The challenge is simple, write a novel in a month, or, more specifically, write 50,000 words in a month. It might not actually be a whole novel, but, at an average of 1,667 words a day, it is still quite a challenge.

Why do we do this? Because it challenges us to actually get some of the writing done that we never quite get around to! Because itís a great way to encourage yourself and other writers! Because you can make friends and share great stories! Most of all, because itís a challenge and itís fun!

Well, this year, a bunch of us in the South Pacific, including our writing group, the Silicon Pens, are taking part in NaNo and weíd like you to give it a go too!

What do you need to know to take part?

Not a lot. You should sign up on Linkthe NaNoWriMo website, and then, if you want to talk to the rest of us about it, join us in Linkthe NaNo Hangout channel in the regional Discord server, chat about it on the RMB or post about it on Linkthe dedicated forum thread.

Oh yeah, and you need an idea, but donít worry, it doesnít have to be epic, original or even all that good, the important thing is that you have something you can start writing. Weíll help with ideas, encouragement, writing prompts, writing sprints and whatever else we can think of to throw your way throughout the month.

So, why not give it a go? They say everyone has a novel inside them. Why not see if you canít uncover yours this November?

And here's a list of writing prompts to help you, updated daily (ish)!