Friday, October 31, 2014

Can You Write a Novel in 30 Days?

November is National Novel Writing Month! (AKA NaNoWriMo) If you're participating, regardless of whether you are partaking yourself or encouraging your students to challenge themselves, HarperAcademic will be here holding your hand through the whole painful (just kiddingfun!!) process.

HarperCollins is lucky to have a whole heap of amazingly helpful books for writers, and throughout the month I will recommend books such as Stanley Fish's How to Write a Sentence and The Elements of Story by Francis Flaherty to help and encourage you.

With inspirational quotes (and maybe a little tough love), I will support your crazy endeavor to write 50,000 words in 30 days! I know 50,000 words can seem daunting but that's why we made you this nifty chart

Use our chart to track your progress and when you hit 50,000 words tweet us a picture like the one below to show off your success. On December 2nd, four randomly selected winners will receive a bundle of five HarperCollins titles to serve as inspiration for re-writes! Be sure to follow us at @HarperAcademic and use #HCNaNoWriMo (try saying that ten times fast!).

So what are you waiting for? Go print out your HarperAcademic chart and get writing!

4 people will receive a bundle of 5 HarperCollins titles (How to Write a Sentence, The Elements of Story, On Writing Well, Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, and The Art of the Novel). Offer is valid in the US only. Books will be shipped to US addresses only. Offer will expire on 12/1/2014. All winners will be notified by 12/2/2014.

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful visual aid. I've printed mine out and have taped it above my desk for encouragement. I've hit 17k so far!