English Department challenges students to write a novel

            Writing a novel is difficult. Writing one in a month sounds impossible, but that is exactly what some Mason students intend to do this November when they participate in National Novel Writing Month, or better known as NaNoWriMo.

This annual nonprofit event challenges participants to write 50,000 words in a single month and attracts thousands of aspiring writers from around the globe.

Mason writers prepare for 50,000 word novel challenge

Writing a 50,000 word novel in a month?

It may sound ambitious, but it’s exactly what a group of Mason students and faculty are attempting as part of Nation Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), a creative writing challenge that occurs every November.

Writers reflect on NaNoWriMo experience

National Novel Writing Month has come and gone giving the thousands of participants a chance to reflect on the experience. Some can say they have written a 50,000-word novel.

NaNoWriMo writers race against time

The mission: to write 50,000 words in one month. So far 24 students at George Mason University have publicly accepted that challenge, according to Laura Scott, academic coordinator in the English Department.