Emu NaNoWriMo kickoff meeting

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Emu NaNoWriMo kickoff meeting

  1. 1. NaNoWriMo 2013 Eastern Michigan University
  2. 2. 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!
  3. 3. How It Works During NaNoWriMo, you write 50,000 words in the 30 days of November. The challenge may be hard, but the logistics are not. 1.Sign-up at nanowrimo.org and “like” facebook.com/emunanowrimo 2.At midnight on November 1, start writing 3.Update your word count whenever you can 4.Starting on November 25, you can validate your novel to win!
  4. 4. 50,000 words 30 days This equals 1,667 words … Every day. Oh boy! That’s a LOT of words…
  5. 5. How Can I Possibly Find Time? Time Finder Technique—track your daily activities in 15-30 minute increments: RED—Required Activities: Class, Work, RED Homework YELLOW—Strongly Desirable Activities: YELLOW Eating, Showering, Exercise, Relaxation, etc. GREEN—Unnecessary Activities: Internet, GREEN T.V., Watching paint dry, etc.
  6. 6. Sample Time Finder
  7. 7. Sample Time Finder
  8. 8. Why??? It’s all about the magical power of deadlines and the satisfaction of sweet sweet success…and/or the sense of accomplishment from simply trying!
  9. 9. Who Will Support Me? We all will! Write-Ins Sacred Writing Writing Marathons Facebook—Cheerleading, Prompts, and Support Virtual Write-Ins
  10. 10. Friday, November 1st Kick-Off Sacred Writing Session  Impromptu Writing-Ins, Marathons, Virtual Sessions, etc…  Monday, December 2nd Wrap Party
  11. 11. Let The Good Times Roll
  12. 12. This project was sponsored by Eastern Michigan University’s: English Department, Eastern Michigan Writing Project, Children’s Literature, English Education, and Creative Writing THANK YOU ALL……………………….

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