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November is observed as Novel Writing Month in the United States
Started in 1999, November month is also observed Novel Writing Month in the USA. It has become an annual internet-based creative writing campaign that challenges participants to write 50,000 words and complete the novel in one month.

The challenge to write a novel in one month on the internet starts from November 1 until the deadline at 11:59PM on November 30. The goal of the event is to get people writing and keep them motivated throughout the process. The website provides participants with tips for writer's block as online community of support.

According to organizers, the idea is to focus on completion instead of perfection.  Therefore, the stress is on the length of a work rather than the quality to encourage creativity worldwide.

The observance that started in 1999 with meagre 21 participants, currently several lakh people participate in the event and several billion words get written every year now.

The best part of the event is that there are no official prizes are awarded for length, quality, or speed. Anyone who reaches the 50,000 word mark within the stipulated time is declared a winner. The honesty of the participants is trusted since it is thought that the significant reward the finished novel itself and the satisfaction of having written it.

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