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November 6, 2013
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Test your creativity with a novel-writing challenge

By Jasmine Butler, BSU senior

Are you up for a challenge to power up your writing? The Department of English and Modern Languages is encouraging everyone to test their creativity by writing a 50,000-word novel by the end of November as part of National Novel Writing Month. .

Creative writing professionals will lead meetings every Wednesday in November from 4-5 p.m. in the Martin Luther King Jr. Communication Arts Center, Room 252. Participants can meet with other writers to share experiences and encourage one another to accomplish their goals.

National Novel Writing Month is an annual event that challenges people around the world to dedicate the month of November to completing a novel. By writing at least 1,666 words per day, a participant will be able to complete 50,000 words by the end of the month. According to the website, more than 282,500 writers have registered to tackle this year’s challenge.

Creative Writing Professor Rion Scott wants to go further by inspiring the entire Bowie community to commit to completing a novel. “Even if you don’t finish, it is not a loss. Failure is not a thing to be afraid of because your words are something that have never existed before, and so you should be proud of whatever you create,” he said.

Register on the website, attend the meetings to track progress, get pep talks, and meet fellow writers.

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