Sunday, October 11, 2015

NNWM 2015

Did you ever hear the one about the endless supply of monkeys typing away on an endless supply of typewriters with the blind hope that one of them will accidentally type the complete works of Shakespeare?

That's essentially what National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo) has become: tens of tousands and hundreds of thousands of amateur writers mass-producing words with the blind hope that they'll accidentally create a masterpiece.

Well, I'm not a monkey.

Last November, I hosted a collaborative fiction writing environment, with the hope of producing a world someone might want to live in. We didn't set word-count goals, only quality goals; we didn't release any of the unreadable tripe that is well known among (and largely expected from) NaNoWriMo participants.

And we succeeded.

Well, this year, we're doing it again, and on the same stage as before. We've got the back-story all prepped and ready to go, all that remains is for us to start populating the world. Won't you come watch?