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Writing is as hard as it is rewarding. I think that’s a part of the reason why NaNoWriMo is so popular. For those unfamiliar, November is National Novel Writing Month where people around the world spend 30 days writing a 50,000 word novel. A novel is a big dream for many people out there, but it’s also pretty intimidating. That’s one of the biggest appeals of this month for those participating. It allows people to try out the writing process and see what they can come up with on four quick weeks.

As popular as NaNoWriMo is, I find it a bit confusing. In 2016, we read books on devices or by listening to them. And, if we’re being totally honest, not many of us are committing to reading entire books. We read personal stories of successes and failures in business. We read those stories on sites like Medium where everything can be read start-to-finish in 20 minutes or less. We keep up with our favorite personalities on Youtube and through their blogs. And most of us are getting our current events dose from social media, where character limits rival those of your average text message...

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