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A '''NaNo Rebel''' is a [[National Novel Writing Month|NaNoWriMo]] participant who chooses to write something besides a [[novel]] of at least 50,000 words from scratch in November. Some NaNo rebels choose to continue a novel by invoking the [[Zokutou clause]], while others wander into the worlds of nonfiction, video games, scripts, and academic writing.
 
A '''NaNo Rebel''' is a [[National Novel Writing Month|NaNoWriMo]] participant who chooses to write something besides a [[novel]] of at least 50,000 words from scratch in November. Some NaNo rebels choose to continue a novel by invoking the [[Zokutou clause]], while others wander into the worlds of nonfiction, video games, scripts, and academic writing.
  
The NaNo Rebels forum was created in 2009 to give the rebels a discussion area. Before NaNo Rebels were officially recognized, some veteran [[Wrimo]]s who chose to continue a work in progress opted to invoke the [[Zokutou clause]], an unofficial clause that justifies doing this, while others worked on other non-novels without calling themselves a NaNo Rebel.
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=Rebellion=
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Some examples of rebellion projects done by Wrimos include:
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* Memoirs
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* Nonfiction books
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* Scripts
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* Completing or adding on to previously started works (the Zokutou clause)
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* Graphic novels and other art projects
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* Unrelated fiction writing projects, none of which pass 50,000 words
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* Unrelated short stories (although this is debatable, as some short story anthologies consist of unrelated stories)
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* Blogging
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* World and RPG developing
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* Video game scripts and code
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* Transcribing letters and journals
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* Rewriting and revising old projects
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* Outlines for novels or other projects
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Rebels often use Nanowrimo's frantic get-it-done energy to complete projects outside the initial scope intended by [[Chris Baty]] when he originally laid out the guidelines.  Some even set the same word goal of 50,000 words or an equivalent (for example, an art project might involve 50 pictures).  Whether or not to verify their word count and get the winner goodies is up to the rebel--some may choose to do so if they meet their goals, whereas others choose to leave their bars purple.  While Rebels are acknowledged and welcomed by the OLL, there are no official Rebel-specific website tools or merchandise. 
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It should be noted that the following fall within the guidelines and are not considered Rebel projects:
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* Fanfiction/derivative works (''Nano does not rule on the content, as long as it is fiction'')
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* Fictional memoirs (''again, as long as it is (mostly) fictional, it falls within guidelines'')
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* Short stories with a common theme/setting/characters (''related short stories are often published as anthologies in one book'')
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* Rewriting an old work (''as long as previously written prose is not used'')
  
 
==The NaNoWriMo Guerrilla Rebellion==
 
==The NaNoWriMo Guerrilla Rebellion==
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=The NaNo Rebels forum=
 
=The NaNo Rebels forum=
The NaNo Rebels forum was formed as a space for participants who were bending the rules of NaNoWriMo.<!--when?-->
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The NaNo Rebels forum was formed in 2009 as a space for participants who were bending the rules of NaNoWriMo.
  
 
== Forum Description ==
 
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== Popular Topics and Threads ==
 
== Popular Topics and Threads ==
 
* A reminder to [[Halo|pick up your halo]] (sticky)
 
* A reminder to [[Halo|pick up your halo]] (sticky)
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* "Am I A Rebel?" A Q&A for people to determine whether their project falls within the strict definition of a Nano novel.
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* There are often threads devoted to each kind of rebel project (for example, there is often a central Memoirs thread, a Graphic Novel thread, etc.)
  
 
== Moderators ==
 
== Moderators ==
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[[Category:NaNoWriMo forums]]
 
[[Category:NaNoWriMo forums]]
 
[[Category:NaNoWriMo terms]]
 
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Revision as of 06:45, 25 September 2011

A NaNo Rebel is a NaNoWriMo participant who chooses to write something besides a novel of at least 50,000 words from scratch in November. Some NaNo rebels choose to continue a novel by invoking the Zokutou clause, while others wander into the worlds of nonfiction, video games, scripts, and academic writing.

Rebellion

Some examples of rebellion projects done by Wrimos include:

  • Memoirs
  • Nonfiction books
  • Scripts
  • Completing or adding on to previously started works (the Zokutou clause)
  • Graphic novels and other art projects
  • Unrelated fiction writing projects, none of which pass 50,000 words
  • Unrelated short stories (although this is debatable, as some short story anthologies consist of unrelated stories)
  • Blogging
  • World and RPG developing
  • Video game scripts and code
  • Transcribing letters and journals
  • Rewriting and revising old projects
  • Outlines for novels or other projects

Rebels often use Nanowrimo's frantic get-it-done energy to complete projects outside the initial scope intended by Chris Baty when he originally laid out the guidelines. Some even set the same word goal of 50,000 words or an equivalent (for example, an art project might involve 50 pictures). Whether or not to verify their word count and get the winner goodies is up to the rebel--some may choose to do so if they meet their goals, whereas others choose to leave their bars purple. While Rebels are acknowledged and welcomed by the OLL, there are no official Rebel-specific website tools or merchandise.

It should be noted that the following fall within the guidelines and are not considered Rebel projects:

  • Fanfiction/derivative works (Nano does not rule on the content, as long as it is fiction)
  • Fictional memoirs (again, as long as it is (mostly) fictional, it falls within guidelines)
  • Short stories with a common theme/setting/characters (related short stories are often published as anthologies in one book)
  • Rewriting an old work (as long as previously written prose is not used)

The NaNoWriMo Guerrilla Rebellion

In 2001, when the signup deadline/cutoff came before the end of October, some latecomers to the NaNoWriMo web site declared that they were going to write their novels anyway. They formed a multi-user blog for mutual support and tried their hardest to reach 50,000 words, though only a few succeeded.

The NaNo Rebels forum

The NaNo Rebels forum was formed in 2009 as a space for participants who were bending the rules of NaNoWriMo.

Forum Description

"You're writing a memoir, a script, a nonfiction book about turtles or something else that's not a novel. You're a NaNoRebel, baby! Converse with your fellow outlaws here."

Popular Topics and Threads

  • A reminder to pick up your halo (sticky)
  • "Am I A Rebel?" A Q&A for people to determine whether their project falls within the strict definition of a Nano novel.
  • There are often threads devoted to each kind of rebel project (for example, there is often a central Memoirs thread, a Graphic Novel thread, etc.)

Moderators

Current Moderators

Former Moderators

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