November is that time of year when you realize it’s almost the start of a new year and you haven’t accomplished much of anything. This month is also when the weather starts to get quite a bit chilly (well, more like winter) and everyone, including me, starts to head indoors. You should, too! Why, you ask?
Well, November is NaNoWriMo. What is NaNoWriMo, you ask?
It’s short for National Novel Writing Month. Founded in 1999, it challenges all writers to create a fifty-thousand-word story between the days of November 1st and November 30th.
Right now, you’re probably thinking that it’s absolutely impossible to create that kind of a project in a single month. I myself have never written a fifty-thousand-word manuscript because I have zero patience, so we here at Mirrors and Windows are scaling it down: each day, a new prompt will be released. Your job is to create a story in between 200 and 500 words (or 18 lines of poetry) relating to that prompt. The themes can be found under the “Conversations” tab on our Wattpad. To enter, you have the option of either tagging your story with #mandwmagazine or emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org, and bam, you’re in! We’ll look through the entries and then you’ll be featured on both the magazine and the magazine’s Twitter and Instagram (@mandwmagazine).
If you’re part of the rare few that are committed to writing fifty thousand, you can sign up at the official NaNoWriMo website (nanowrimo.com), where they help you track your progress, give you pep talks and support, and have you meet fellow writers- both online and in person.
That being said, good luck to all. If you’re entering in our contest, we look forward to reading your entries!
For more details, please go here.