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Congratulations NaNoWriMo 2011!

At last, this crazy marathon writing experience has come to its final chapter. Was your mission accomplished? Did you scribble your 50,000th word at 11:59 p.m. last night?

Even if you didn't quite finish- be proud- you have exhibited a feat of willpower and creativity that few people will ever experience. (And don't forget, you'll always have another chance next year.)

As a big thank you to all our writers, we want to invite all our community members to participate in the epilogue to NaNoWriMo 2011: "A Novel Competition".

When: December 1st through December 8th.

Where: The comments section of this post

What to do: Submit a brief plot summary or “book jacket copy” about their novel, maximum 250 words, in this contest entry's comments.

Who wins: LJ Editors will select the top five finalists from the entries. Guest judge Mark Coker (you may remember Mark from his recent LJ interview) from Smashwords will choose one grand prize winner from the finalist pool.


1 Grand Prize winner
Amazon Kindle
Blurb.com $20 gift certificate

4 Finalists prizes
Blurb.com $20 gift certificate

(Blurb.com is a website where authors can publish hardcover or paper copies of their books.)

For some, the anticipation of this contest might feel like Waiting for Godot. For others, these words could be no more than "a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing" but a chance to win some prizes. Either way, we look forward to reading your submissions! Good luck, writers!


Dec. 1st, 2011 11:20 pm (UTC)
The Further Amazing Adventures of Scribe
Now that Scribe is sixteen years old, his apprenticeship is almost over. The Grand Library's final initiation rite is to create his own quill pen – using the most impressive feather he can find! His search for wondrous and amazing feathered creatures takes him from the sleepy academic town of Brokenshire to the bustling trade city of Casandora. After being hired by a legendary adventurer obsessed with keeping records of his progress (in the belief that he returns to the last place he did so whenever he dies, apparently), the would-be librarian embarks on a quest find a lost continent. He finds more on his travels than just feathers, especially when he finds himself involved in a major court case against the Bureaucracy of Hell. In order to save his soul and stop the world from literally falling apart around him, he must embrace his greater destiny and accept the aid of his allies (a priestess of the Goddess of Defeat, a dragon who makes suspiciously accurate clocks and the crew of a merchant airship) even when they seem to be making the whole thing worse.