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Daily NaNo Q & A

Daily NaNo Q&A

Today's guest: Zak Nelson a 2003 NaNoWriMo winner from Oakland, Calif.

Q: Like lots of other NaNO participants, you’ll be “cheating” at NaNoWriMo this year, and working on a book that’s already in progress. Why sign up for NaNoWriMo if you’re not going to follow the letter of the law? Do you consider yourself a cheater?

A: I AM a cheater. For National Novel Writing Month, I am planning to work on a novel that already has about 20,000 words completed, rather than starting a novel from scratch...

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2004/11/3

November 2, 2004

Hey there! Oh man, two days in, and the excitement of it all has returned. Like the irresistible, pathetic overuse of the word-count function. And the way a left-field inspiration can become an essential fulcrum for the book. Today I was riding my bike to a coffeeshop to write the first chapter of my nano-novel, when I saw an adolescent girl and her parents looking quizzically at a dumpy apartment complex.

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Chapter One: The Incredibly Strong Tea of Kentfield

The mood in the castle was cold as Kevin and I prepared for the day’s ride. Our objective: A hamlet called Kentfield, known far and wide for...

Where's Chris?

No Plot? No Problem! Book

Throughout October and November, NaNoWriMo founder Chris Baty will be wandering, overcaffeinated and confused, through a variety of North American bookstores to help spread the word about NaNoWriMo and No Plot? No Problem!, his handy guide to month-long noveling. Please come out and say hi!

Upcoming appearances include:
11/4- Riverside, CA - Address Change! Please see Full Schedule for details.
11/5- Pasadena, CA
11/11- Washington, DC
11/17- San Antonio, TX
11/18- Houston, TX
11/20- Plano, TX

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