50,000 Words Later: Farewell, NaNoWriMo 2013

Nicholas:

Discussion of content over word count (on blogs)

Originally posted on WordPress.com News:

A few days ago on this blog, Cheri took a look at this year’s successful National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo), the month-long event during which bloggers write a new post every day. The end of November also signaled the finish line of the the granddaddy of all writing challenges, National Novel Writing Month.

This year, 311,575 writers set out to produce a 50,000-word novel in the course of a month. A healthy chunk of those word-marathoners also keep a blog or an author’s site here on WordPress.com. In honor of their labor (and the insane amount of coffee they’ve consumed over the past 30 days), let’s take a look at some of their hard-earned wisdom from the fiction-writing trenches.

NaNoWriMo 2013 Winner Badge (courtesy of winner words-pictures-music)

NaNoWriMo 2013 Winner Badge (courtesy of challenge winner  words-pictures-music )

The thrill of sharing stories

NaNo projects come in all shades of the storytelling spectrum — from dark horror tales…

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Associate Professor of Sociology and Science and Technology Studies at Penn State, Nicholas mainly writes about understanding the scientific study of states and, thus, it is namely about state theory. Given his training in sociology and STS, he takes a decidedly STS-oriented approach to state theory and issues of governance.

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