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Info about the special deals our good-looking and charismatic 2014 corporate sponsors are offering to Wrimos. Questions about our sponsors' offers? Post 'em here!
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Discussions, celebrations, and critiques of the NaNoWriMo book covers designed as part of the graphic design marathon known as "30 Covers, 30 Days."
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December and Beyond!

What will you explore in 2015? What big, fun scary adventures are you taking on? Don't wait for New Years, start now!
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Just a place to pass the time before the next National Novel Writing Month.
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NaNo Tips & Strategies

Researching facts, figures, real world experiences and details. How many languages can a five year old learn at once? What planetary configuration is most conducive to life-bearing conditions? How many beavers does it take to build a dam? You have a question. Someone out there has an answer.
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Is your plot running out of steam? Plot holes so deep you can drive a bus through them? Are you unsure of how to tie everything together? Unload your thorny plot problems here, and let our team of literary technicians get your book back on the right foot.
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Whether you need help mapping the geography of your fantasy continent, or getting the infrastructure right on your New York analog town, this is your one-stop shop for all your worldbuilding needs.
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November is fast approaching! Come here to talk about prepping, outlining, and other tasks leading up to November 2014!
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Everything from deep spiritual wisdom to down-and-dirty word-count tricks to help keep that book moving along towards the 50K finish line.
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All the adoptables you could ever need. Find an abandoned plot, a character, a title, or even a catch phrase! Your One-Stop Adoption Shop!
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Don't know what to name your main character's third uncle? Have a place that needs something better than "MC's Home Town"? Can't find the title that will make your novel a bestseller? Appellation Station is your home for all your naming needs. From titles to names, even pen names, this is your one-stop shop!
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So you've hit 50k, and you still have story to write. Now what? Set an insane goal for November, looking for your fellow overachievers? This is your home for everything after you've made it to the finish line, and want to keep on trucking!
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Whether you're looking for help developing your characters, can't figure out why your villain is unrelatable, or need to know what job would best suit a fairy looking to pay her way through college, this is your home for all things character related.
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Mechanics, Logistics, and Other Technical Stuff:

Is there something the FAQ didn't cover that you just have to have an official ruling on? This is the place where the detail-oriented gather to ponder the fine print. [All Ages Forum]All Ages Forum
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Comments and ideas for the NaNoWriMo.org site and NaNo forums in order to help us improve them this year and next year. [All Ages Forum]All Ages Forum
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Is something screwy with the site? Want to report a bug or check the status of things we're working on? Need to know how something works? Check here first ... chances are we've got answers! [All Ages Forum]All Ages Forum
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Life During NaNo

An all-ages safe corner to talk about life during NaNoWriMo. [All Ages Forum]All Ages Forum
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A clubhouse for novelists in distress.
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Unexpected success stories from the frantic novel-writing front.
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Go mano-a-nano with other wrimos for word count & productivity. Step inside for a little help in getting started, keeping going or just some practice at getting the creative juices flowing.
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Hit 50k? 10k? 1,674? Finished that unruly manuscript? Want to send a shoutout to everyone who's been there too? This is the place to do it!
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For attendees of the Night of Writing Dangerously in San Francisco: All your plans for Fundraising Dangerously, Sightseeing Dangerously, Hotel-Sharing Dangerously, and Writing Dangerously.
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Resources & Writing Support

A map of the parts of the world where amateur novelists are loved, admired, and given free shrimp dinners.
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From polka to punk, music is the most powerful writing stimulant available without a prescription. What CDs do you rely on for writing inspiration? And what are your characters listening to?
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PC? Cell phone? Smoke signals? What technology (or lack thereof) are you going to use to write your novel this year?
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Survey says: post your polls here! There's nothing like a good multiple choice question.
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The nuts, bolts and other mechanical workings of writing. Help with outlines. Grammar, vagaries of spelling, using other languages in your text, choosing a POV & stylistic concerns. [All Ages Forum]All Ages Forum
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Revising, Rewriting, Editing, Submitting & Publishing
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Looking for feedback on your manuscript? Have a stubborn paragraph that just won't punctuate properly? How about a query letter that needs polishing before you send it off? You'll find tons of help here, just be sure to read the guidelines before posting!
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Genre Lounges

Forbidding locales, extreme danger, quests, battles, smugglers, cowboys & pirates and of course ... ninjas. These are stories of challenges.
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Telling tall tales with the Chick Literati.
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Provocative subjects and sensual tales where writers grapple with leaving less to the reader's imagination.
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Other worlds or even places not unlike our own: planes of existence where magic is commonplace and fantastical creatures abound.
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Grappling with the realities of 17th century kitchen technology? Need help making realistic dialogue for your pre-Columbian youth? Settle in for chats with your fellow novelists who are doing the time warp.
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Graphic tales that leave you on the edge of your seat, hands trembling as you dare to write the next sentence.
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Sure, grappling with complex personal and societal issues isn't the most marketable move. And no, we don't always have the tightest plots. But we sure know how to throw a party.
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Story-driven, able to be gobbled up in a single transcontinental plane ride. Real world, realistic people, realistic situations... but still fiction! May contain elements of some or all other genres.
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Where mystery writers gather to find out who done it.
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A light-filled place to ponder the meaning of it all.
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The young novelist thought she had everything she wanted...until this handsome forum walked into her life and changed everything forever.
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Laugh the month away, or writing a scathing satire of current events!
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Interplanetary travel, other planets and extreme technology. Pop by the cafe for coffees of the galaxy.
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A clubhouse for those writing novels geared for young ones.
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Writing a crossover Potter/Twilight fic? Want to talk to your fellow fanfic writers about the challenges of writing fanfiction? Here's the place to discuss the unique challenges of writing fanfiction!
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For those who answered "none of the above."
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NaNo Groups

A gentle way to start your NaNoWriMo experience. Come in and introduce yourself and your project. If you're a veteran, stop by and offer your oodles of encouragement. There's no such thing as a stupid question, or a stupid novel.
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Participating in NaNoWriMo and going to college or university at the same time? This forum is for college and university students to talk, mingle, and commiserate.
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The place for libraries and bookstores to share tips and tricks for hosting NaNoWriMo events!
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Writing a novel in high school or your first years of college? We're impressed. Gather here to talk about the special challenges of balancing school and NaNo work, and discuss the perpetual problem of getting parents to understand your quest for 50K! [All Ages Forum]All Ages Forum
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Some may call you Generation Y. Perhaps you're the the first internet enabled generation, but we know you as swift young novelists. This is your forum!
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A little corner for those who are just a little older, maybe not any wiser, but definitely in this together.
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Tired of the young whipper snappers? Pull up a rocker and rest with your fellow geezers (and rant about "kids these days"). Don't worry, we know the real secret... 50-and-overs have the highest win rates in NaNoWriMo.
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For military members stationed at home or overseas.
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Wild about your favorite movie? Disappointed in an author's latest offering? Here's a place to rave or rant about your favorite movie/book/anime/cartoon/whatever.
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Moderators: Heather Dudley, Elyndra
A comfy place for writerly groups doing NaNoWriMo en masse. Groups are brought together by a connection of interests from across regional boundaries. This is the place to create your thread for your online group, your food preferences, or any other loose-knit group taking part in the NaNo escapade together.
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MMORPG buddies and gamers can form ad hoc threads here and chat about avatars and noveling. World of Warcraft, Second Life, Everquest, Sims, Skyrim, Pokemon... Texas Holdem Poker. Plan your strategies here.
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Outside The Box

Because it doesn't fit anywhere else.
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Make or find a NaNo word count calendar, get signature banner creation help, share your fabulous art, and discuss the fine nuances of cover art generation!
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You're writing a memoir, a script, a nonfiction book about turtles or something else that's not a novel. You're a NaNoRebel, baby! Converse with your fellow outlaws here.
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Refugees from Script Frenzy can hang out here to discuss the trials and joys of writing a script! It's a different beast from writing a novel, and here you'll find the support from your fellow Scripters!
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Our own little swap meet where NaNoWriMo participants get a stall to spread the word about their just-released book, sell off their old Alphasmart, share their not-for-profit projects, or sing the praises of their writing blog.
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If there's one thing more fun than working on your novel in November, it's not working on your novel in November. Come here for a relaxing mental vacation full of bumping, egregiously erroneous information, movie-title tag, word-association, and much, much more.
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Build worlds, develop characters, and create new plots with the many interesting fellow writers on the forums.
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