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Mystic Dragon

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Review for The Office of Letters and Light, Berkeley, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I've been doing NaNoWriMo since 2006, and each year, not only learn something new, but get help for the more technical aspects of my stories and make some great friends.

A couple years ago, the group "NaNo Quackers" was formed for people that had disabilities (mostly mental). Having Asperger's Syndrome, I promptly joined, and we stay in touch throughout the year; I even made a great friend through that group who is still one of my best friends to this day.

In NaNo 2010, I finally participated in some actual write-ins (instead of just some in Second Life) with my region, and had a blast at each one I attended.

For me, NaNo isn't just a time to actually sit down and write, but a time to socialize, which is typically something I don't do. It's improved my social skills as well as my writing skills, and has actually gotten me to finish stories that I've started (something I'm typically bad with).

It's wonderful that there's a National Novel Writing Month, and I donate to OLL every NaNo to try and at least show some of my appreciation for all the people that take their time to run NaNo.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Meeting and encouraging others to reach their set goal (even if that goal wasn't 50k words), finishing a story I've started, finding the genre that I enjoy writing the most.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I can't really think of anything I would change; OLL and NaNo are perfect.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

How did you learn about this organization?

Midway through November in 2006, I saw a friend of mine talking about NaNoWriMo in her Live Journal, so I checked it out and immediately joined the bandwagon.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  General Member of the Public & Wrote and completed a novel; currently looking to get it published.