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Like Writing? NaNoWriMo Might Be for You!

Tatiana Lanteigne | Posted 01.02.2013 | Teen
Tatiana Lanteigne

November is National Novel Writing Month, known to most literary geeks and writing fanatics as NaNoWriMo.

3 Practices To Find Your Center

Christie Carmelle Lopez | Posted 10.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Christie Carmelle Lopez

For me, finding my center means living a life of balance. Nurturing both the yin and yang in my life -- on every level -- is what guides me to inner peace and outer strength.

The Circus Is Coming...

Posted 06.13.2012 | Home

Have you fallen deep in love with The Night Circus yet? It took a few weeks for everyone on the HuffPost Books team to warm to the magical references,...

The Night Circus: Illusions Of Light

Posted 06.06.2012 | Home

"There is so much that glows in the circus, from flames to lanterns to stars. I have heard the expression "trick of the light" applied to sights withi...

Did Our NaNoWriMo Writers Finish Their Books?

Madeleine Crum | Posted 12.07.2011 | Home

November has come and gone, and the National Novel Writing Month participants we've been following are gladly wiping their brows and putting down thei...

What to Do With Your NaNoWriMo Story After Midnight November 30th

Nina Lassam | Posted 01.22.2012 | Home
Nina Lassam

In December, when there are no more NaNoWriMo hashtags popping up on Twitter and bloggers have moved onto more topical news, you can still keep the camaraderie and motivation alive to take your story to the next level.

The Best Writing Tool Ever?

Madeleine Crum | Posted 11.21.2011 | Home

When you sit down to scribe a killer essay or your take on The Great American Novel, do you usually wind up with a headache, a blank page and a disenc...

How Our NaNoWriMo Writers Keep Motivated

Madeleine Crum | Posted 11.16.2011 | Home

National Novel Writing Month, a task urging authors of all backgrounds to pen 50,000 words before November 30th, is halfway over. We've already asked ...

8 Writing Tips From Flannery O'Connor

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 01.10.2012 | Home
Gretchen Rubin

Flannery O'Connor's collected letters have been published in The Habit of Being. These letters are fascinating, and among other thing, include some interesting advice and observations about writing.

Our NaNoWriMo Writers: Their Favorite Characters, Biggest Sacrifices

Madeleine Crum | Posted 01.09.2012 | Home

Writers young and old, published and un-, are striving towards their goal of scribing 50,000 words by the end of November as National Novel Writing Mo...

One Novel, 30 Days

Isabel Kaplan | Posted 01.08.2012 | Home
Isabel Kaplan

National Novel Writing Month is a web-based writing "challenge" which challenges participants to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. NaNoWriMo counsels participants to understand that "You will be writing a lot of crap. And that's a good thing."

The Fastest Writers Ever Give You Advice for NaNoWriMo

Posted 01.07.2012 | Home

From Flavorwire Yesterday marked the kickoff of National Novel-Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo), the online project that challenges participants to wr...

Finding Your Voice: Advice For Young Writers From A Pulitzer Prize Winner

| Junot Díaz | Posted 01.05.2012 | Home

Junot Díaz is the author of Drown and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the John Sargent, Sr., First Novel Prize; the National Book Cri...

7 People Writing A Novel In A Month

Madeleine Crum | Posted 01.02.2012 | Home

Yesterday marked the launch of this year's National Novel Writing Month, a community-driven movement using forums and in-person meet-ups to help autho...

WATCH: Can You Write A Whole Novel In Just 1 Month?

Posted 12.07.2011 | Home

November 1st brings NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month. The goal for participating authors is to complete a 50,000 word novel in the span of o...

Book Doctors Meet Script Frenzy, or: Can We Write a Movie Script in a Month?

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.31.2011 | Home
David Henry Sterry

Five years ago, the nonprofit behind National Novel Writing Month launched Script Frenzy. We asked Chris Baty, co-founder of Script Frenzy, to tell us what the event is all about.

HAIKU REVIEWS: From Aida To Beethoven | San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Rafael

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

HuffPost Arts' Haiku Reviews is a weekly feature where invited critics review exhibitions and performances in short form. Some will be in the traditio...

For the Love of Writing -- Not Publication

Melanie Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Melanie Benjamin

Why are we all in such a rush to be published? It's a question I ask myself a lot. Are we spilling out words like joyless automatons, publication, publication, publication the only thought in our heads?

How to Get Past the NaNoWriMo Danger Point and Finish Your Novel

Hillary Rettig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hillary Rettig

Writing a novel is like running a marathon. Make sure you're working in a place that supports your productivity.

Word After Word After Word

Ru Freeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ru Freeman

If National Novel Writing Month turns my good friend from the medical field into writing, so be it. Just say it well, work hard, revise and you will find that there is room for us all. And while you are at it, read.

Should National Novel Writing Month Just Go Away? | Andrew Leonard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

I am not the first person to point out that "writing a lot of crap" doesn't sound like a particularly fruitful way to spend an entire month, even if i...

The Making of a Novel: I Would Never Do NaNoWriMo, But I'm Still a Huge Fan

Jennie Nash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jennie Nash

Thanks to my time writing on planes this weekend, I hit 50 pages on my novel, or 13,689 words. I've been working on these pages for more than a month,...

How to Win Big at NaNoWriMo

Michael Ashley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Ashley

One wildly successful program has helped thousands of writers get published. It's called National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. Every November writers are challenged to create a 50,000 word novel in 30 days.

Why Do Writers Write?

Mark Coker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Coker

Writers are artists, and artists are compelled to express themselves, even if only to an audience of one.