Last Week’s Discussion:
In honor of National Novel Writing Month, I decided to host a discussion on it. After all, I’ve partaken in it in previous years and I know some writer friends who are partaking in it this year. However, I no longer plan to participate and I felt it was necessary to explain why. I got some interesting responses from my discussioners regarding my thoughts. Let’s see what they had to say!
“This will be my first time participating in NaNoWriMo. As we start this adventure, I have two novels and a novella done and edited (okay, one is still with the editor). What I plan on getting out of this is not knowing how to FINISH a novel, but in writing full time while also doing the business side of writing.”
DM Wiltshire said:
“I have never taken part in a NaNo and I don’t think I will. This year I thought I might try my hand in it. I’ve heard good things and not so good things. […] I can see the benefits for new or upcoming writers to get involved with something like NaNo as they give you a chance to learn from others in the community, but for someone that has an established writing style/ readership I don’t think I’m in need of that. “
I was intrigued to see writers on both side of the fence in this particular conversation. It brought both sides of the discussion to the table: the benefits of NaNo and the practicality for most experienced writers. Whatever the case, NaNo is a personal preference and meant to be both fun and motivating. If you think it’ll work for you, great! But remember, the writing doesn’t stop after November. ^.^
Check out this week’s discussion on Thursday at 10am EST:
Stereotypes in Fiction