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NaNoWriMo Challenge is a celebration of Writing Creativity

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National Novel Writing Month is a U.S.-based nonprofit organization that promotes creative writing around the world. Its flagship program NaNoWriMo Challenge is an annual, international creative writing event in which participants attempt to write a 50,000-word manuscript during the month of November.

Hatteras Printing fully supports NaNoWriMo.

What is NaNoWriMo?

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is an annual event in which participants commit to writing a 50,000-word novel between November 1st and 30th. It began in 1999 as a challenge between friends, but the NaNoWriMo challenge has since grown into a global writing marathon with hundreds of thousands of participants each year!

NaNoWriMo was created by writer Chris Baty in 1999 in the San Francisco area, where 21 writers participated. It has now been registered as a nonprofit organization, has since grown in popularity to include almost 800,000 active participants, and has expanded to include other programs such as the Young Writers Program and Camp NaNoWriMo.The NaNoWriMo rules are simple: starting after midnight local time on November 1, writers begin drafting a new novel (or a fresh rewrite of an old one) and must attempt to finish it before the end of the month. Most importantly, they create a brand-new draft of a novel, and the satisfaction of knowing that they did it and rose to the challenge — which, for most writers, is the greatest reward of all. 

How To Participate in NaNoWriMo

Having a structure in your process, whether you use a 30-day plan to write a novel or something slower and gentler is useful for being able to check in with your own progress and objectives. Writing structure also helps us all by putting one word after another, freely. Be advised, however, that 50,000 words does not a novel make. It may technically count for the contest but most publishers do not rate it by how many words you use and most novels hover around 60,000 words.

Energy and effort can turn NaNoWriMo from a month-long gimmick to a life-long love and possibly even a career. Let this foster in the love of storytelling made real through the creative writing discipline that great books are made of. NaNoWriMo is an effort to encourage people to work on that novel they've always intended to write "someday"--TODAY!

In honor of national novel writing month 2021, Hatteras, Inc’s Books Division is providing some extra incentive to keep those word counts going strong. “We're offering two lucky writers the opportunity to immortalize their accomplishment with a set of 25 copies of their book printed free of charge,” says Jake Russell, a software developer at Hatteras, Inc. 

For your chance to enter just tweet your #NaNoWriMo2021 book creations to #HatterasBooks during the month of December and tell us what your favorite challenge during NaNoWriMo was. We will select two lucky writers by the end of December. One twitter entry per day per user.

Ways Hatteras Printing is Contributing to NaNoWriMo

Hatteras Inc. is a book printing company that fosters growth by promoting and encouraging book publishing. Our state-of-the-art Printing and Imaging facility can customize your book and keep it unique. We offer greater stock variety, customization, personalization, perfing, and custom packaging, and provide it all at reasonable prices and within tight deadlines. Visit us on our website at www.4hatteras.com.

Jake Russell

Software Developer at Hatteras, Inc.


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