What happens when you ask the Internet to write an entire novel in a single month?

What happens when you ask the Internet to write an entire novel in a single month? It goes a little crazy. The Best of NaNoWriMo collects the funniest posts from the National Novel Writing Month forums, including oddball story pitches, pleas for esoteric advice, and little cheats to boost your word count. »11/05/13 3:57pm11/05/13 3:57pm

How to Tell if the First Draft of Your Novel Just Isn't Worth Salvaging

It's almost the end of November, which means one thing: tens of thousands of you have just finished a novel. Congratulations! Now for the heart-breaking part — looking at the hundreds of pages of action and emotion that you wrote in a feverish daze, and figuring out how to revise it. Or whether you really even want to. »11/26/12 4:18pm11/26/12 4:18pm

Two Science Fiction Writers Share Their 30-Day Novel Writing Experiences

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), where writers attempt to write a 50,000-word novel in just 30 days, is almost at the halfway point. While some writers might be breezing through this writing marathon, others are starting to feel the strain on their creativity. We talked to James Strickland and Simon Haynes,… »11/14/08 3:20pm11/14/08 3:20pm

NaNoWriMo's Chris Baty Explains How to Write a Science Fiction Epic in 30 Days

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), when amateur and professional writers alike scramble to write a first draft of a novel in a mere 30 days. For science fiction writers, that's an especially daunting task, which can involve not only telling a story and creating compelling characters, but also craft… »11/12/08 11:40am11/12/08 11:40am