Local support bolsters month-long writing challenge
BY ELIZABETH NOLAN
Published authors and people who are just launching into their first major project are coming together this month as they attempt the ambitious feat of producing 50,0000 words in just 30 days.
The tongue-twisting NaNoWriMo con- test — short for National Novel Writing Month — challenges would-be, should-be and actual authors to dive into their craft and head for the finish line without worry- ing about the finer details of polishing and editing. While the only prize awarded is a congratulations of accomplishment, even those who don’t reach the goal can find value in participation.