My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for The Office of Letters and Light, Berkeley, CA, USA
Nanowrimo gave me the confidence to really begin a career in writing. I learned new skills that I've been able to apply to every stage of my writing. The local gatherings (called "write-ins") were, for me, the most valuable part of the process. Engaging in "word wars" helped me learn to just get those words out without worrying about the editing. Constant editing had always been my biggest obstacle to success.
I will do nano again and again!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
My ability to complete a finished product, and witnessing others achieve those same goals. It is especially wonderful to see the impact on younger people and students.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Make EVERY month Nanowrimo! I would also have different goal levels, instead of just the 50K. I would set a lower level for beginners, keep the 50K, and add a "Monster Goal" for those people who love to over-achieve! Another suggestion would be some tools directed toward non-fiction writers instead of just novelists.