Nation Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, has begun! The annual November event brings writers together, challenging them to write a 50,000 word novel throughout the month, to be completed on November 30th. Hundreds of thousands of people participate across the globe, many of whom have even had their NaNoWriMo novels published!
We’re all familiar with the tale of how Eragon came about: Christopher Paolini was just fifteen when he began writing what would later become the Inheritance Cycle. With the help of his family, the book was edited, self-published, and self-promoted, all while a teenager. Today, the Inheritance Cycle has sold more than 50 million books worldwide – all because a teenager picked up a pen and began to tell the adventures floating around in his head!
Christopher’s story has inspired countless fans to begin writing their own novels. His impact is far reaching, and the stories of those who have found success after following Christopher and his journey continue to this day. For this reason, we’re celebrating NaNoWriMo as a way to encourage Cycle readers to tackle their own adventure by completing a 50,000 word novel of their own!
So far, we’ve released the following exciting content to help inspire your writing:
- Christopher’s advice on plotting and worldbuilding
- Improve as a writer with some of Christopher’s best tips, tricks, and advice
We’ll be providing helpful materials throughout the month to spark your imagination, encourage you to write, and check in on your progress! Here’s a preview of what’s to come:
- Success stories from Inheritance Cycle fans-turned-writers
- How to edit your story, find an agent, and get published
- Wrap-up: How’d your NaNoWriMo story turn out?
We’d love to hear from you: Will you be tackling the NaNoWriMo challenge? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, or Instagram!