NaNoWriMo: Classic Novels Written in a Month

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because it’s that time of year again…

Interesting Literature

Which classic novels were all written within a month? And which writer would take all his clothes off as a way of coping with writer’s block? We’re here to inspire you in your writing quest whether you’re taking part in NaNoWriMo or merely trying to complete (nay, perhaps start) a writing project.

This month, many people are taking part in NaNoWriMo, or ‘National Novel Writing Month’, which takes place every November. The idea is to write a novel – to start one if not to complete it – by writing 50,000 words across the month of November. Here at Interesting Literature we thought we’d offer some support for those undertaking NaNoWriMo by showing how even famous and established novelists have had to cope with writer’s block, deadlines, and writing quickly.

Douglas Adams memorably remarked, ‘I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.’ The…

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  1. I’m working on a novel I started years ago, or as close as I can get this November. After letting it gather dust for too many years, I decided to dedicate NaNoWriMo to get it finished.

    Just reached 33,498 words a few minutes ago. If I don’t finish it by November 30, I’ll finish it in December. It looks like I’m about half way to the finish line.

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