on Anne R Allen:
November is here, and many writers have jumped into National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), an international writing event in which writers challenge themselves to write an entire book, or 50,000 words, in the month of November.
As anyone who has ever joined a quiet writing group knows, there’s power in writing together. Your energy is amplified by the energy of the other writers around you. You become less interested in browsing hilarious cat memes on the internet. And you’re more focused on putting words on the page. This is what makes NaNoWriMo so successful.
But for those writers who aren’t trying to complete an entire novel this month, how can you still get in on the coveted energy boost, accountability, and community spirit of creativity?