Who: You! We can't do this unless we have some other people trying it as well. Let's write laughably awful yet lengthy prose together.
Visit http://www.nanowrimo.org/ for more info, peptalks, nano history,and to sign up!Why: The reasons are endless! To actively participate in one of our era's most enchanting art forms! To write without having to obsess over quality. To be able to make obscure references to passages from our novels at parties. To be able to mock real novelists who dawdle on and on, taking far longer than 30 days to produce their work.
When: You can sign up anytime to add your name to the roster and browse the forums. Writing begins November 1. To be added to the official list of winners, you must reach the 50,000-word mark by November 30 at midnight. Once your novel has been verified by our web-based team of robotic word counters, the partying begins.
Where: You write wherever you’d like. On your computer, on your iPad, on a typewriter---anywhere is fine, just as long as you’re writing! For a more in-depth NaNoWriMo overview, visit the devilishly handsome "What is NaNoWriMo?"and "How NaNoWriMo Works" pages.
While you can't start writing until November first you are encouraged to plan, research, outline, and prep your story! Some writing links:
How to up-the-stakes for your main character by Victoria Lynn Schmidt
Outling your Novel: How and Why by Joanna Penn
Characters from Cornerscribe
Fantasy Worldbuilding Questions by Patricia C. Wrede from SFWA
Plotting your Novel by Lee Masterson
Daily Writing Tips
Novel Writing Help