Saturday, December 15, 2007

What to do after NaNo

lady_writing_a_letter.jpgHere's a list of upcoming writing challenges posted at the NaNoWriMo website. On that page there are also "Thoughts on publishing" and "Tips on rewriting."

  • Script Frenzy - NaNoWriMo's sister challenge (April). Goal: Write a 100-page screenplay or stage play in April.

  • - National Novel Finishing Month (December). Goal: 30,000 words.

  • JaNoWriMo - January Novel Writing Month (January). Goal: 50,000 words, or whatever goal you set.

  • FAWM - February Album Writing Month (February). Goal: Write 14 original songs in a month.

  • NaNoEdMo - National Novel Editing Month (March). Goal: Commit to 50 hours of novel editing.

  • JulNoWriMo - July Novel Writing Month (July). Goal: 50,000 words for a new or unfinished manuscript.

  • 24 Hour Comics Day - (Changes annually, lasts 24 hours). Goal: Draw a 24-page comic in one 24-hour period.

  • 48 Hour Film Project - (Varies; operates via tours around the USA, lasts 48 hours). Goal: Create a short film in 48 hours.

  • Book in a Week - (Begins on the Monday of the first full week of each month, lasts one week). Goal: Write a novel.

  • Mad Challenge - (Varies). Goal: Complete a variety of point challenges issued by moderators, including writing 10,000 in 5 hours.

  • April Fool's - (April). Goal: Set a word-count goal for yourself and fulfill it by the end of the month.

  • 3-Day Novel Contest - (August 30-September 1). Goal: Write a novel in three days.

  • NaPlWriMo - National Playwriting Month (November). Goal: Write a play in one month.

  • NaNoMangO - The artist's alternative to NaNoWriMo (June and November). Goal: Draw 30 pages of sequential art in one month. (Though try searching on NaNoMangO and the year. There are several communities that host this.)

  • AugNoWriMo - August Novel Writing Month (August). Goal: Write a novel in one month.

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