November is National Novel Writing Month

November 1st is the first day of National Novel Writing month. Students can participate in a challenge to write a 50,000 word book in a month.

The book can be any genre, and must be submitted by November 30 at 11:59 p.m. Students and others interested can sign up and get a more detailed description at nanowrimo.org.

The purpose of the challenge is to push writers to actually get something done.

On the website, writers can upload their story and give information about their book. They can also give themselves virtual badges to encourage themselves to keep going.

Anybody can participate and it is completely free.