NaNoWriMo, short for National Novel Writing Month, is a creative writing project in which each participant attempts to write a 50,000-word novel, or approximately 175 pages, in one month.
The project began in the United States in July 1999 with 21 participants and has been held annually in November since 2000 . Despite its name, the project now has an international reach.
In 2005, 59,000 people registered, of which 10,000 reached the goal. In 2017, more than 306,000 people participated in the challenge and more than 34,000 reached the 50,000 word goal.
(regulations) The novel can be on any topic, in any genre, and in any language. The user needs to register on the official Nanowrimo website. The novel must be started no earlier than midnight on November 1st, and will be completed by midnight on November 30th, local time.
Planning and early qualifications are allowed, but no material written before can fit into the body of the novel.
There is a debate as to whether the ideal is to write a full fifty thousand word novel, or more simply to write the first fifty thousand words of a novel, not necessarily a full one, with the last view being perhaps more satisfying.
Reward There is no real price for reaching the 50,000 word goal and nothing to prevent fraud. Since the only reward is the satisfaction of doing the exercise, a certificate that participants must print themselves,
inclusion in a list of winning participants, and the right to use an icon on their personal web page, cheating is not justified. An integral part of the effort lies in the related forums, where advice, information, criticism, and support can be found.
(NaNoWriMo: Marathon Novel Writing Month) The following year they decided to open a website and move the event to November; month, due to its climate, more conducive to shutting up to work. The event already had a name: National Novel Writing Month, also known by its short name NaNoWriMo.
In 2008, the writing marathon gathered 119,301 participants and 21,683 winners. The event already has participants from all over the world and many writers have been preparing for months to start, on November 1, this frenetic marathon of words.
The rules are simple: you must start from scratch, although you are allowed to use schemes, previous planning and research; the work must be original; the genre is novel, according to any creative proposal that falls within the description of a narrative fiction of a certain length.