Nanowrimo and typewriting?

Asked by: Joe Steed

Can you type on NaNoWriMo?

NaNoWriMo doesn’t host any writing on its site, so you write your novel in your preferred text editor or a service like Reedsy, Novlr or Wattpad. It’s up to you to update your ongoing word count on your NaNoWriMo profile, so don’t forget to check in after a long writing session.

Why NaNoWriMo is a waste of time?

The pressure NaNoWriMo imposes on you to churn out a set amount of words per day will mean that only the half-baked, tossed-off, un-kneaded ideas find their way into your story and, to extend this Bake Off analogy, it will be saddled with a soggy bottom.

Can you write more than 50000 words for NaNoWriMo?

As mentioned, the goal of National Novel Writing Month is to write a novel in a single 30-day period. It’s a non-exclusive event, so anyone who is willing to make the commitment can participate by signing up at and writing 50,000 words in a single month.

How many pages is 50000 words NaNoWriMo?

roughly 175 pages

Here is a partial list of well-known novels that contain roughly 50,000 words, which in turn is roughly 175 pages, and are thus comparable to the average size of a NaNoWriMo winner’s novel. See also List of published authors who write quickly for published authors who consistently write at the NaNoWriMo pace or faster.

How do you write 50000 words in a month?

Create a Schedule.

  1. November has 30 days, so in order to write 50,000 words in 30 days, you have to average around 1,667 words a day. Or, if you prefer a weekly goal that’s roughly 12,500 words a week. …
  2. You know your schedule and work habits best.
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How many pages is 50000 words?

Book Length by the Numbers

A 50,000-word manuscript is 200 pages.

Is NaNoWriMo a good idea?

It is certainly possible to write a great first draft in 30 days. And NaNoWriMo can be a great tool and motivator, but it’s unlikely a novel will not be your true prize. Your real prize is 30 more days of regular writing, a vast new support network, and an excellent start on your novel.

Is 60000 words too short for a novel?

500-600 words is a good number to aim for. When it gets closer to 1,000, editors and agents may shy away.” In general, the Safe Zone for adult fiction is 70,000-100,000, and the Safe Zone for adult nonfiction is 60,000-90,000 words. Less than that and your book is probably too short.

How many words does Stephen King write per day?

Stephen King writes 6 pages and over 1000 words a day. By being consistent every day or at least every other day, the pressure to create perfect work will be alleviated because you know it’s just another day’s work.

Is 200 pages too short for a novel?

In most cases, it is safe to say a first novel should not be shorter than 200 manuscript pages (approximately 50,000 words), and not longer than 500 manuscript pages (approximately 125,000 words). If so, it will raise a red flag for an agent, and may make him less likely to represent you.

How many pages is Harry Potter?

Harry Potter books

Order Title Pages (UK edition)
1 Harry Potter and the Philospher’s Stone 223
2 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 251
3 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 317
4 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 636
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Is 40k words a novel?

If you’re writing your first novel, the general rule of thumb for novel writing is a word count in the 80,000 to 100,000 range. While anything over 40,000 words can fall into the novel category, 50,000 is considered the minimum novel length. Anything over 110,000 words is considered too long for a fiction novel.

How many words is in Harry Potter?

1,084,170 words

The entire Harry Potter series – 1,084,170 words.

How many words are in Twilight?

The word count gives you a better picture: Twilight is around 119,000 words; Midnight Sun is about 240,000. It’s literally twice as long.

What book has the most words?


Book title Author Word count
Les Misérables Victor Hugo 545,925
Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand 645,000 (estimate by the publisher and by The New York Times and by the author quoting printer’s word count)
Jean-Christophe Romain Rolland 610,000 (estimated)
Jerusalem Alan Moore 600,000 (estimated)

How many words is Lord of the Rings?

In more than 11 hours of the Lord of the Rings trilogy all characters combined speak approximately 32,000 words. The 9 members of the Fellowship alone take up about 17,000 of these words, a bit more than half.

What is the longest book ever written?

The Guinness Book of World Records gives the honor to Marcel Proust’s elephantine Remembrance of Things Past, weighing in at 9,609,000 characters (including spaces).

How many words is Game of Thrones book 1?


# Title Words
1 A Game of Thrones 292,727
2 A Clash of Kings 318,903
3 A Storm of Swords 414,604
4 A Feast for Crows 295,032
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How many words is the longest Harry Potter book?

The last book Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has 198,227 words. This brings the total Harry Potter word count to a whooping 1,084,170 words. Wow – that’s a lot of words, isn’t it? The word count gets progressively longer for books 1 to 5.

How many words is Throne of Glass?


Maas did just that with her 240k-word novel Throne of Glass back in 2008 (read the story here).

Which is the shortest Harry Potter book?

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

The first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, has 76,944 words. It has fewer words than the other six books, making it the shortest book in the series.

How many words is Goblet of Fire?

190,637 words

How many words are in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire? There are 190,637 words.

Which Harry Potter book is longest?

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

The fifth novel, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, is the longest book in the series, yet it is the second shortest film at 2 hours 18 minutes.

How much do writers write a day?

Many lesser known or unpublished writers who blog claim word counts anywhere in the range of 500 to 3000 words a day with 1000 being the average. A few writers claim to produce between 4000 and 10,000 words per day.