Nanowrimo in a nutshell


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Nanowrimo in a nutshell

  1. 2. Welcome to Wrimo India! <ul><li>Add (city level volunteers) names here </li></ul>
  2. 4. <ul><li>Nanowrimo or national November writing month is a novel writing contest across the globe, organized by the Office of Letters and Light (OLL), a non-profit organization based in the United States of America. </li></ul><ul><li>It all started in 1999 with 21 participants and six winners and has grown by leaps and bounds to 200,500 participants and 37, 500 winners in 2010!! The contest is sponsored by various organizations like amazon, Scrivener, Scribendi etc and also based on donations from around the world from participants. </li></ul><ul><li>There are over 500 official NaNoWriMo chapters around the world including one in India!! </li></ul><ul><li>There are lots of activities planned during Oct 2011 with meetups and writeins in major cities of India. </li></ul>
  3. 5. NaNoWriMo in a Nutshell <ul><li>What : Writing one 50,000-word novel from scratch in a month's time Nov 1-30, 2011). </li></ul><ul><li>Who : You! We can't do this unless we have some other people trying it as well. Let's write laughably awful yet lengthy prose together. </li></ul><ul><li>Why : The reasons are endless! To actively participate in one of our era's most enchanting art forms! To write without having to obsess over quality. To be able to make obscure references to passages from our novels at parties. To be able to mock real novelists who dawdle on and on, taking far longer than 30 days to produce their work. </li></ul><ul><li>When : You can sign up anytime to add your name to the roster and browse the forums. Writing begins November 1. To be added to the official list of winners, you must reach the 50,000-word mark by November 30 at midnight. Once your novel has been verified by our web-based team of robotic word counters, the partying begins. </li></ul><ul><li>Where : You write wherever you’d like. On your computer, on your iPad, on a typewriter---anywhere is fine, just as long as you’re writing! For a more in-depth NaNoWriMo overview, visit the devilishly handsome &quot; What is NaNoWriMo? &quot;and &quot; How NaNoWriMo Works &quot; pages. </li></ul>
  4. 6. What do you get out of it? <ul><li>Nanowrimo is the Serial Killer of Procrastinators Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>You will be a published author once you get thru November this year! </li></ul><ul><li>Your books will be published through, a subsidiary of!! </li></ul>
  5. 7. Success stories… <ul><li>In 2010, we had over 200,000 participants. More than 30,000 of them crossed the 50K finish line by the midnight deadline, entering into the annals of NaNoWriMo superstardom forever. They started the month as auto mechanics, out-of-work actors, and middle school English teachers. They walked away novelists. </li></ul>
  6. 8. Step by step approach to Novel publishing <ul><li>Novel should be at least 50000 words – no restriction on genre. </li></ul><ul><li>Novel should be written in the month of Nov 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Will be checked for count on the site in the last week of Nov 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Once verified, you will be declared as a “winner” but you have won only half the battle </li></ul><ul><li>You have time until June 30, 2012 to complete, make changes etc to your novel and submit the final manuscript to (on </li></ul><ul><li>You will get a free professional Proof read copy from amazon (which otherwise costs a fortune) </li></ul><ul><li>Once you make necessary changes and adhere to the requirements on amazon, you can place your book for publishing, decide on pricing and royalty  </li></ul><ul><li>Congrats – you are now a published world famous author!! </li></ul>
  7. 9. Special invite for Wrimos in India!!
  8. 10. Meet your MLs <ul><ul><li>Karthik Narayan : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Winner: 2009 & 2010. His book &quot;Pass the ketchup dude&quot; is available for sale as well on Karthik was the ML or the official chapter representative for India in 2010 and will take up the mantle this year as well. Apart from writing, his interests include quizzing. He is the Founder-Member of a Quiz club called IQL ( Email him: [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sonia Rao: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Winner: 2009 & 2010. A staunch Mumbaikar, an academician and a voracious reader of fact and fiction, she has written articles for many magazines and newsletters on social issues. She is eager beaver this year to live her dream to hold her first “published novel” even as she takes up the additional responsibility as ML, this being her debut at the job. In her own words, “This year’s wrimo is going to rock”. Let’s make those words come true! Email her: </li></ul></ul>
  9. 11. So what are you waiting for? <ul><li>Log on to, register and start typing away the story of your life (time)… </li></ul><ul><li>For questions/ comments, contact your local (city level Volunteers). In case you have anything further to ask, post it on the Regional Forums. Phew, and if you insist on still more info, look up FAQs on </li></ul><ul><li>If you still need more info, look up to the MLs to help you out (boy, are you persistent)! </li></ul>
  10. 12. Psst… here’s a shortcut to win – just write!
  11. 13. Nano donations <ul><li>Nanowrimo is a purely free not for profit venture but there are some ways you can help the organization that runs the show. </li></ul><ul><li>There are tons of ways you can help out: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An amazing range of merchandise up for sale at the Store </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simply donate, help us: A $10 donation single-handedly powers our mighty servers for one hour, keeping adults and kids inspired and excited long enough to crank out the next page of their high-velocity masterworks. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Visit us at </li></ul>