50,000 words in 30 days.

Every November thousands of people around the world participate in Nation Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). A free event where the goal is to write 50,000 words in 30 days. That’s 5 dissertations! You can write a story in any genre of your choice from fan-fiction, to horror or even non-fiction.

This year the Writer’s Society welcoming participants with open arms to come to meetings in order to work on their piece, prepare for the event and to expand and develop their skills. Giulia Canigiani, chair of the society told Pluto, “People not in the society but interested in Nanowrimo logoNaNoWriMo are more than welcome to come along to sessions.”

Some of the members of the society have had past experience in NaNoWriMo such as Alyce Brown who will be participating for the 5th time this year.

The aim of the event is not to make people reach the word count goal but to get more people across the world writing, especially the younger generation.

In reward for reaching the word count goal winners receive discounts on software such as Scrivener, a programme designed for writing long pieces such as dissertations. Other rewards include a free revision of your novel by specialists and a code to receive two free published copies of your novel.

“It’s a perfect opportunity to test your skills as a writer – a stepping stone.” Giulia told us.

Why not take this opportunity to write that story you have been itching to share with the world, and get some writing experience along the way.

The society meets twice a week at Attic (Roper Hall) on a Thursday at 15.30 and Friday at 14.00. All students, whatever you’re writing ability, are welcome to attend either or both meetings.

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