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

Rating: 5 stars  

I have taken part in NaNoWriMo, one of the projects under Office of Lights, for two years now and definitely plan to take part again this year. The challenge to write 50K words in a month taught me not only that I am actually able to write that many words and that my other College/Uni assignments seem insignificant compared to this, but it also improved my typing speed and helped me make new friends through the forums and NoNoMail itself.
I adore the lengths the NaNoWriMo staff goes to motivate us to finish. The videos are great fun, and the pep talks are just awesome- the staff knows exactly what we are likely to feel like at certain parts of the month and supply us with just the right words to motivate- fun, honest and challenging.
That is the part about NaNoWriMo that I love the most: the challenge and the community. And the staff are those who make it possible. Thank you, everybody, and thank you, Office of Lights, for supporting this projects. You have made November that one month when it is easy to avoid depression. :D

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

I managed to write the 50K words I challenged myself to, and profited immensely from the support the staff, website and community offered.

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

Absolutely no changes to the organisation itself. Though, if someone could figure out how to make the website video play with no flash-player support (ie Safari browser) that would be just awesome :D

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

awesome

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

Helped me express myself better and reminded me of my goals in life.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Client Served & I was challenged to write 50K words and gave my writing a boost.