Whether it be a novel, poetry, article, RPG adventure, RPG core book, or other creative writing, how many of you are aspiring writers? Many of my friends are writing furiously for NaNoWriMo 2020 and sharing about it on social media. I want to encourage them all in their creative pursuits and wish them well this November.
What Is NaNoWriMo?https://nanowrimo.org/about-nano
National Novel Writing Month began in 1999 as a daunting but straightforward challenge: to write 50,000 words of a novel in thirty days. Now, each year on November 1, hundreds of thousands of people around the world begin to write, determined to end the month with 50,000 words of a brand new novel. They enter the month as elementary school teachers, mechanics, or stay-at-home parents. They leave novelists.
With NaNoWriMo here again, it encourages me to do some writing of my own. I am a storyteller at heart, whether spinning yarns about family trips, impromptu narrations of nature videos, gamemastering rpg adventures on the fly as my players go way outside my notes, having open Q&A sessions with my students on topics of their choice, or writing short stories for my own enjoyment. Can I start truly putting words down and writing a novel seriously? I am not planning to delve into NaNoWriMo as I just don’t have that margin in my life currently. But, as this refocused blog shows, I am trying new things creatively and stretching myself. It is time to take some steps forward, even tiny ones, toward new creative goals and challenges in my life.
If you are interested to see where these new creative writing pursuits take me, then you can check back here for the occasional blog posts about writing, or more specifically check this page where I will post official updates as they occur. Currently that page provides a hint toward the writing I am pursuing.
Are you a writer? Have any tips or inspirations for this aspiring writer?