The Creative Writers Guild and English Club kickoff NaNoWriMo

The English Club and the Creative Writer’s Guild will be holding a NaNoWriMo kickoff party on Oct. 28th in preparation for National Writing Month; all students are welcome to join.

NaNoWriMo, a phrase that haunts writers every November, refers to National Writing Month, an annual writing competition celebrating the art of writing and the social aspects of participating against and with other writers.

No doubts about getting started on that new novel. Graphic by Haylie Wise.
No doubts about getting started on that new novel. Graphic by Haylie Wise.

The goal for participants in NaNoWriMo is to write 50,000 words of a new novel between November 1st and 30th. Encouragement is provided through word-count widgets, pep talk emails sent by various well-known authors and writer forums. The purpose of this campaign is to abandon the notion of utter perfection and quality – and instead, induce the beauty of literary blemishes and length.

The NaNoWriMo kickoff party is designed to give writers the benefit of a supportive writing group. The event will be held Oct. 28th from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Heth 444 and will include snacks and social activities. This is your chance to begin typing that novel that’s been festering in the depths of your mind for the past few years. So to all you inspiring authors out there, now is the time to stop microwaving that same story idea and save that for your Pumpkin Spice coffee.