I’ve been hearing lots of talk about National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). That’s not surprising since it’s already October 9th and the annual novel writing contest begins in three and a half weeks. I haven’t heard much mention of National Nonfiction Writing Month (NaNonFiWriMo), though. I realize that NaNoWriMo has been around longer than NaNonFiWriMo, and more writers write novels each November than nonfiction works, but still…Each year NaNonFiMo grows larger and larger, and it features 30 days of excellent blog posts written by experts on the topics of writing, publishing and promoting nonfiction of all sorts.
Wondering what the heck NaNonFiWriMo is? It’s the same challenge run here on this blog (and on it’s sister blog www.writenonfictionnow.com) every year and known as Write Nonfiction in November and called WNFIN. Several people over the years have mentioned that it should have a name more like NaNoWriMo. I didn’t used to think so. But there’s NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month). And there’s NaPoMo (National Poetry Month), NaPlWriMo (National Play Writing Month), and even NaBoBloMo (National Book Blogging Month). So, I figured it was time to give in and change the acronym from WNFIN to NaNonFiWriMo, although it’s much harder to say.
To read the rest of this post, please click here. (As with all posts related to NaNonFiWriMo, posts can be found here as well as on the Write Nonfiction in November blog. So during November, you can read them here and click through to that blog, or simply go to Write Nonfiction in November.)