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50,000 words is the goal of [[NaNoWriMo]]. It was chosen because it "is a difficult but doable goal, even for people with full-time jobs and children. The length makes it a short novel." <ref>http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/node/402676</ref>  It breaks down to 1,667 words a day (1,613 words in 31-day months like [[Camp Nanowrimo|July]].)  Many Wrimos abbreviate 50,000 as "50k" (k as in kilo, or thousand).   
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'''50,000 words''' is the goal of [[NaNoWriMo]]. It was chosen because it "is a difficult but doable goal, even for people with full-time jobs and children. The length makes it a short novel." <ref>http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/node/402676</ref>  It breaks down to 1,667 words a day (1,613 words in 31-day months like [[Camp Nanowrimo|July]].)  Many Wrimos abbreviate 50,000 as "50k" (k as in kilo, or thousand).   
  
50,000 is a minimum, not a strict maximum; wrimos are welcome to continue writing if they are so inclined or have not finished their novels - [[Overachiever|many]] do.  However, they must make at least 50,000 on one novel to be [[Word Count Validator|verified] as a winner.
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50,000 is a minimum, not a strict maximum; wrimos are welcome to continue writing if they are so inclined or have not finished their novels - [[Overachiever|many]] do.  However, they must make at least 50,000 on one novel to be [[Word Count Validator|verified]] as a winner.
  
 
Some critics of Nanowrimo claim that the goal of Nanowrimo is too short to be a real novel, stating that most published novels are around 70,000 words.  However, there are many novels, such as ''The Great Gatsby'', which are around 50,000 words in length.
 
Some critics of Nanowrimo claim that the goal of Nanowrimo is too short to be a real novel, stating that most published novels are around 70,000 words.  However, there are many novels, such as ''The Great Gatsby'', which are around 50,000 words in length.

Revision as of 02:56, 28 September 2011

50,000 words is the goal of NaNoWriMo. It was chosen because it "is a difficult but doable goal, even for people with full-time jobs and children. The length makes it a short novel." [1] It breaks down to 1,667 words a day (1,613 words in 31-day months like July.) Many Wrimos abbreviate 50,000 as "50k" (k as in kilo, or thousand).

50,000 is a minimum, not a strict maximum; wrimos are welcome to continue writing if they are so inclined or have not finished their novels - many do. However, they must make at least 50,000 on one novel to be verified as a winner.

Some critics of Nanowrimo claim that the goal of Nanowrimo is too short to be a real novel, stating that most published novels are around 70,000 words. However, there are many novels, such as The Great Gatsby, which are around 50,000 words in length.

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