It’s that time of year again when writers all around the world spend the next 30 days trying to bash out 50,000 words that make at least a bit of sense.
NaNoWriMo has given budding writers the opportunity to not only get their idea down on paper but see those ideas flourish in the world of book publishing.
Now although most participants are aspiring authors, sometime authors we all know and love take part.
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
That’s right! On of Rainbow Rowell’s most popular and well loved novels Fangirl started out as a NaNoWriMo project! Fangirl follows the story of a Cath, a university creative writing student who writes fan fiction about a magical world. If you are a fan of Harry Potter and YA contemporary then you need to read this!
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
The first book in the hit trilogy was also a NaNo starter. Anna’s love story in France all started on a cold November. The book follows Anna who is sent away to an American boarding school in France which she assumes she will hate, but ends up loving.
Cinder Scarlet & Cress by Marissa Meyer
Not only was Cinder and NaNoWriMo project but so were Scarlet and Cress! This science fiction series of fairy tale retellings all started because of NaNoWriMo. If you haven’t picked up this series yet you need to!
Obviously all of these novels started out at just ideas and drafts and took a lot of time and effort to become full published works.
Are you doing NaNoWriMo this year?
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