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National Novel Writing Day

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National Novel Writing Day (abbreviated NaNoWriDay) is a self-organized timed writing challenge in which participants write a novel-length work in twenty-four hours.

History

The event dates back to August 2006, when Wrimo necoon (current OLL intern Nora Coon) mentioned having participated in a WriDay with other Wrimos. Nora participated in a second NaNoWriDay with other Wrimos in January 2007.

How It Works

NaNoWriDay isn't an official challenge; instead, it's something people decide to do somewhat randomly. Participants set aside a 24-hour period to write, choose a word count goal (some shoot for 50,000; the first challenge was to write 40,000 words), and write. Caffeine is vital to success.