« Back to home

It's NaNoWriMo Time Again

Do you have a novel in you, just waiting to be born?

They say everyone does!

November may be Movember to some, but to us it’s always been National Novel Writing Month, lovingly (if awkwardly) abbreviated NaNoWriMo.

An open blank book
What will YOUR novel be about? (Photo by John Schnobrich)

The event begins on November 1, and the goal is to write a 50,000-word novel by midnight on the last day of the month. The organizers describe it as a “fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing,” and they’ll get no argument from us!

NaNoWriMo is an exercise in self-discipline and self-motivation, and while the emphasis of the official site is on the standard approach to writing a book by, you know, writing, we think there’s a lot of room for creativity in an event like this.

In other words, if typing isn’t your strong suit, try illustrating a page a day, or consider dictating or narrating your novel!

Visit the event site for more info, inspiration, writing prompts, logistics, and rules…or make your own rules with some daily discipline and the recording device of your choice.

An old-school microphone
Try dictating your novel! (Photo by DESIGNECOLOGIST)

If you decide to take the plunge, and if your chosen medium involves recording, try out our wallet-friendly Budget transcription service. At $1 per minute, Budget transcription is ideal for this project. Or, if you just can’t wait, go for 1-Week, or 1-Day service instead.

Order small files daily, or record until you hit a stopping point and upload a chapter at a time. Either way, you’ll get your words back in TXT or DOC format, or read it right in your browser and get inspired to dictate the next chapter, and the next…