November 12th, 2003

breaking bad

Step away from the keyboard

I know several of my online friends are participating in NaNoWriMo, in which you attempt to write a 50,000 word novel during the month of November.

Have you see this particularly grouchy article on why you are wrong, wrong, wrong to even think about participating in NaNoWriMo?

To mock real novelists.

Who care enough to produce real novels.

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I wonder if there is anyone reading this who thinks that amateur writers undermine professionals, or that poor writers undermine the good? Is it true in the fanfic world? Poor fiction certainly clogs up the forums. However, my approach is the more people participate, the more fun for everyone, but then that's probably why I was thrown out of the Scouts.