Try your hand at writing for NaNoTryMo

Photo by

Pikes Peak Writers invites you to TRY your hand at writing a novel with “NaNoTRYmo” a free, light-hearted approach to “National Novel Writing Month.”Did you know that November is National Novel Writing Month?  Thanks to author Chris Baty (No Plot? No Problem!), writers around the world celebrate the art of writing a novel during the month of November.  Baty's program "NaNoWriMo" (for National Novel Writing Month) began in 1999 with 21 people each setting out to write a 50,000 word novel in a mere 30 days.  Now, ten years later, participating "WriMos" number over 100,000 per year. NaNoWriMo is a frenzy-palooza of word-slinging.  It's all about flying by the seat of your pants and writing, writing, writing, without regard to form, format or detail.  The focus is on the quantity, not the quality of writing.  And editing is banished completely for those delirious, delicious, debilitating thirty days.  It's an incredible experience.

But, you say, what if you can't commit to writing 50,000 words in a single month, much less the month of November, when feasting, family and football are beckoning at every turn?  For you, Pikes Peak Writers has developed a program where you can try your hand at this "NaNo" business without the requirement to produce a set number of words:  NaNoTRYmo.

All month long PPW is hosting events to support, encourage and facilitate your writing:  weekly write-ins, one full-day write-a-thon, a half-day "fight to the finish" opportunity, plus a "TGIO" (Thank God It's Over) party.  All are free and open to the public.But that's not all.

At each of PPW's NaNo events, seasoned writers will be on hand to answer questions, provide guidance, and help you start writing and keep writing.

THE RULES SUGGESTIONS: (or as Cap'n Barbossa says "them's more guidelines, ye know")