NaNoWriMo November is National Novel Writing Month shortened to #NaNoWriMo. Hundreds of thousands of people engage in this writing challenge to pen 50,000 words of a new novel in the month of November. The task is not a finished book – it is about the first draft.
“The first draft is just you telling yourself the story.” Terry Pratchett
For many writers the edit takes much longer than the first draft, but like the late great Terry Pratchett said “The first draft is just you telling yourself the story.”
Every Story Matters. Let’s Start Writing Yours.
In 1999 a group of 21 writers began NaNoWriMo in San Francisco.
“Every Story Matters. Let’s Start Writing Yours.”
These are the words that greet potential participants on the official NaNoWriMo website as they embark on a writing adventure – a veritable month-long marathon of writing plots, writing plans, spider diagrams of gargantuan proportions culminating a creative writing frenzy.
NaNoWriMo Community Support
NaNoWriMo is a creative writing project on the internet during November each year. With community encouragement throughout by some very well-known authors and tips on writing problems and roadblocks like writer’s block.
How Many Participants Are There in NaNoWriMo?
At the time of writing there were some 800,000 active novelists and 368,000 novels completed at nanowrimo.org
How Many Pages Is 50,000 Words?
A 50,000-word manuscript or novel could range from 180 to 220 pages.
National Novel Writing Month
The long version of NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month. A description of the event can also be found on Wikipedia.
NaNoWriMo Top Tips to Start Writing
I am a late bloomer in the field of children’s fiction. I have swooned to and from writing fiction for 30 years.
NaNoWriMo Children’s Author Advice
Just go for it – launch!
Author Promotional Skills Package
Develop the author promotional skills package later – I did – I’m on page one of Google for “funny children’s author” and I don’t even have a publisher yet.
Write with Passion – Live the Adventure
I am very fortunate – my writing consumes me. I ache to write. When I start a novel my passion overflows onto the page. My heart beats out of my chest as I take the adventurous twists and turns with the characters and I find it very difficult to put down.
The Writer’s Imagination
For me, writing and the imagination is a source of utter joy – it saved my life. I wrote books for my kids whilst laid up with a career changing injury sustained saving a life.
NaNoWriMo Funny Kids Books
My legacy? Funny kids’ books written by a BIG kid…
What Will Your Legacy Be?
My only regret, as a late bloomer, is that I waited so long to begin writing!
So, do me a favour: START.
Just go for it and don’t look back
…and above all things – enjoy the ride!
R.K. Alker Children’s Author
R.K. Alker is a Funny Kids’ Writer or Children’s Author from Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, Earth.
Participating in NaNoWriMo 2019? Caution!
There are lots of articles out there about how to benefit and what to avoid. Happy reading everyone!
How R.K. Alker Best-Selling Children’s Author Wrote My Grandad vs The Fangazoo
“I was injured in the line of duty and couldn’t run and play with my kids. Instead, I imagined an adventure where we ran and played together. I channelled into the Fangazoo book the positivity I felt and the lessons I had learned about applying positivity in crisis situations on the Lancashire 999 emergency ambulances.
I sat, wrote and lived this hilarious adventure with my kids in the book as they went on a breath-taking, funny adventure with their explorer grandad to find a dragon…
…and the Best-Selling My Grandad vs The Fangazoo was born.”
RK ALKER’S LATEST BOOK – My Grandad vs The Fangazoo
Available in Paperback & Kindle to BUY IT NOW on AMAZON CLICK HERE
A laugh-out-loud, wonderfully entertaining action-adventure for age 7 upwards
A top-secret expedition unfolds for sisters Frankie and Charlie when they find the Fangazoo clue in crazy captain Sam’s rhyme. Can their archaeologist grandad complete one last BIG adventure with the girls and their cousins? Plunged into a hostile kingdom, how long before they face the Fangazoo? And, can they escape?
5-Star Book Reviews and Testimonials From Readers of the Fangazoo Colouring and Activity Book:1 for Boys & Girls Ages 4 5 6 7 8 by R.K. Alker
Key Stage 1 (KS1)
The Fangazoo Colouring and Activity Book contains discrete education for Key Stage 1 including the original artwork from The Fangazoo and contains:
- 50 Pages of Colouring
- Word Searches
- Spot The Difference
PLUS, Fun Educational Activities:
- Counting & Adding Up
- Number Bonds to 10
- Guided Cursive Letter & Number Writing
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Who is RK Alker Children’s Author?
R.K. Alker Best-Selling Children’s Author was born in the UK, but he was MADE IN LANCASHIRE!
He is famous as the TV & Radio ChilliMan aficionado and a champion of local producers or “Food Evangelist!”
R.K. Alker has a career spanning more than 3 decades of university lecturing, content writing, UK 999 emergency ambulances, media and entertainment as the colourful TV ChilliMan which contributed to this hilarious children’s adventure book written for his kids.
Read RK Alker Funny Kids’ Author’s amazing story in the PRESS SECTION CLICK HERE
RK Alker is an author of funny children’s books from Chorley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, Earth!
His little girls think RK Alker is the Best Funny Kids Author in the World.
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