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NaNoWriMo reflections

by | Dec 9, 2010 | Uncategorized | 3 comments


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  1. Anonymous

    Congratulations on finishing. It sounds like you are pleased with what you've done, which is great. I love typewriters for the very same reasons you mentioned in #2. As for getting into the story and becoming immersed, that is quite an adventure. I have yet to participate in NaNo but I did manage to write one novel a little while back. After finally getting into the story I almost forgot that I was writing fiction because it became so real to me. It's pretty fun, huh?

    The New York Trilogy is great. As a side note, Paul Auster is one of the few novelists for whom I've read nearly everything he's written. I want to read everything else by him. (To date Don DeLillo is the only novelist for whom I've read everything he's published.)

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  2. Strikethru

    I also got the "characters doing things I didn't expect" feeling from the three times I participated in Nanowrimo. It is unusually fulfilling to finish a draft of something, I agree.

    Personally I think that Nano gets a little silly, though, when people do it year after year and never revise the drafts they have. That's one of the reasons I stopped.

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  3. michaeliany

    I first heard of NaNo back in collegel. Some friends I met through AOL who had gotten into Live Journal were talking about this new movement where you write everyday for a month and create your own novel. A group of them were doing it and we all loved writing. I did not participate for whatever reasons and now over a decade later, I cant imagine dedicating the time to such an endeavor. I wondered if the magic that you described would happen and im glad to read here that it did for you. Maybe one day for me.

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