November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). In the past, we've encouraged NaNo specific questions and provided chat room support for writers. Are we doing that again this year?

  • Perhaps we can do some scheduled NaNoWriMo chats? Commented Sep 26, 2017 at 21:27
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    Considering that NaNoWriMo encourages you to write every day of the month, perhaps there could be some kind of community-led question relevant to novel writing posted daily in order to encourage daily participation? Commented Oct 4, 2017 at 10:18
  • @Mike.C.Ford Trouble with that is it detracts from writing time.
    – Kit Z. Fox
    Commented Oct 4, 2017 at 13:16
  • If you already write every day of every month, barring injury or severe illness, then what should you do differently? Commented Oct 8, 2017 at 6:47

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How about a community short story?

Someone starts it running with an enigmatic sentence, maybe with a character limit (100) per person and this has to be finished till the end on the event. Best line gets a prize kind of thing.

I remember doing this in school as a creative writing exercise and it was extremely useful to help us think outside the box.

  • I think it will be difficult to get people who are already writing a bunch to write more and unrelated story.
    – Kit Z. Fox
    Commented Oct 9, 2017 at 14:50
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    One line??? If people have time to comment here and leave often looong comments, writing one line is not that unfeasible. Commented Oct 9, 2017 at 17:03
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    @KitZ.Fox You may be right, but let's try it anyway. Commented Oct 10, 2017 at 5:16
  • It would be an interesting idea, but then there's the problem with some people who intentionally mess up the story and throw things off track. I remember doing this at school with a prompt, and it turned out very badly. (I'm not saying that it's a bad idea, but feel free to go ahead)
    – Agent RAF
    Commented Nov 9, 2017 at 1:40

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