Join Sisters in Crime and NaNoWriMo to “sink 50K” with the #SinC50K National Novel Writing Month Challenge!
NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. This annual event takes place in November, and the goal is to get 50,000 words written during the month. The organization helps you reach that goal by creating community support, badges for participation and other events to support you as you get that draft done!
A month for writing novels? No, ONE novel—yours. Use NaNoWriMo to start a new draft or to finish a work in progress or finally try that other subgenre you’ve always wanted to write.
- Set a goal of 50,000 words drafted during the month of November (or be a NaNo Rebel)
- Get tips and hints for how to manage and meet your writing practice
- Join special SinC50K virtual write-ins and social media “word wars” to meet your word count
- Share your progress and celebrate milestones with your fellow Siblings
As a Sisters in Crime member, you’ll also have access to a series of NaNoWriMo-focused webinars and encouragement from your community—and a special virtual event just for SinC50K participants. So why not give NaNoWriMo a shot and #SinC50K this November?
SignUp for #SinC50K
Sign up for Sisters in Crime’s #SinC50K challenge HERE to get weekly encouragement and prompts and emailed invitations to all our planned activities, including write-ins, webinars before and after November, and a special event to celebrate at the end of the challenge. Make sure you sign up on the official NaNoWriMo page as well.
Sisters in Crime’s upcoming NaNoWriMo-focused webinars will help you get ready. These are free and open to the public as live webinars, archived after the live event for SinC members only.
- “Slay NaNoWriMo: Two Converts Share Their Secrets” (archived) with NaNo veterans Rachael Herron and Gigi Pandian
- “Get Ready for NaNoWriMo with Mystery-Making: An Interactive Webinar”featuring Edwin Hill, Lorraine Sharma Nelson, Carolyn Marie Wilkins, Lisa Lieberman
- Look for a post-NaNoWriMo workshop on revision and editing with Jess Lourey in January, too.
Sign up at the short-term SinC50K NaNoWriMo Facebook group. Sign-up for the Facebook page now; doors open October 22 and start up content, prompts, and information sharing. This is open to the public, but the sign-ups will be monitored.
Follow along with the challenge and get encouragement to keep going. Like, follow, share, and use the #SinC50K hashtag!
Follow @NaNoWriMo on social media to share their posts and encouragement. Use their hashtags, too, including #NaNoWriMo2020 and #NaNoPrep, leading up to November.
Write-Ins & Word Sprints
- We’ll host some Zoom Write-Ins for current members and guests interested in becoming a member. Details to come. Email us if you are interested at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Follow us on Twitter @desertsleuths for Word Sprints.
Are you NaNo-ing and not yet a member of Sisters in Crime? Register now with Sisters in Crime National for the NaNo discount on your first year as a SinC member. Be sure to register with the Desert Sleuths Chapter as well.