Terminology

A lot of content in my posts will pertain to the writing event National Novel Writing Month. With anything that forms a group, specific “lingo” will come out of it, it’s a way of life! So I’ll put a few of the terms you may see me using from time to time. Nothing is inappropriate, so no worries.

NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month

NaNo: NaNoWriMo

Wrimo:  This word is used to identify one participating in NaNoWriMo. (Oddly, it doesn’t stand for “writing month”.)

Word war/sprint: A set amount of time (15-20 minutes is most common) where a NaNo participant(s), or a writer in general, will write as much as possible within that allotted amount of time. This strategy is used to force the writer to focus on the “quantity over quality” mindset when working on that first draft. Word wars is what usually pushes me over the finish line of 50,000 words!

50k: 50,000 words is the amount of words a Wrimo strives for during NaNo. The challenge is to write 50,000 words or more of a new fictional novel between the 1st and the last of the month.

Script Frenzy: Another challenge sponsored by The Office of Letters and Light (who are responsible for funding NaNoWriMo). The goal here is to write 100 pages of a script in the month of April.

Screnzy: Short for Script Frenzy

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