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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.
 
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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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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The [[Young Writers Program]] lets Wrimos set their own age-appropriate goals<ref>http://ywp.nanowrimo.org/wordcount</ref>. However, many older participants in the YWP set goals comparable to what they would be writing in the main program.
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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 [[List of 50,000 Word Novels|around 50,000 words in length]].
    
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