Author Nina Amir has launched the site Write NonFiction (WNFIN) in November in response to the National Novel Writing Month held in November which challenges fiction writers to write 50,000 words in 30 days in the month of November. Write NonFiction in November is not a contest but a challenge. There is no “entry” process other than to add a comment to the WNFIN blog site. That’s it. Add your comment, describe your project and do the work of creating/completing your nonfiction writing project over the 30 days of November. The rules are simple:
- SIGN IN by November 1 at noon PT.
- Describe your book project — topic and type of book (memoir, self-help, etc.) as well as how you plan to produce it (traditional publisher, self-published, printed, ebook, blogged, etc.).
- Tell me how you plan to meet the deadline of completing your book manuscript in 30 days. In other words, what’s your plan, what have you done to prepare, or how will you ensure that you actually write a nonfiction book in 30 days? Will you blog it? Do you have an outline? Have you got a table of contents and a synopsis of each chapter? Did you do all your research already? You get the idea…
Start a completely new project, or revive one that has been stagnant for while, or just finish what you are slowly moving forward on now. The point is do the work!.
If inclined, participants can post updates on the status update page at WNFIN of their progress and challenges then support and receive support from others taking part in the challenge. There is no expectation or obligation to take advantage of this impromptu nonfiction writer community in the month of November. When the 30 days are over, come back to the site and post a final update if you completed your project or not. You can share additional info on what the experience of WNFIN was for you or just say if you met the challenge or not. There is no one standing over you with a gradebook, red pen, or attitude one way or the other.
Nina Amir has created a terrific opportunity for nonfiction writers to who might need a little nudge, who work best with external motivation, or who just like something a little different to shake up their writing day to day. And if you sign in on the WNFIN and take up the challenge before the end of the month, you just might find a book in the mail to you, courtesy of Nina. She will choose one of the participants that sign in for the challenge on the home page based upon their description of the complete book manuscript planned for completion in the 30 days and send them a copy of Rochelle Melander’s just released book Write-a-Thon, Write a Book in 26 days (And Live to Tell About It).
So, what are you waiting for?