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Updated: 02/20/2014 08:00:05AM

Writers Group completes novel in a month

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Members of the Arcadia Writing Group, Elise Zarli, Linda Callahan, Patty Ramos, Penny Hunt and Sarah Hollenhorst, show off the ‘winner’ shirts received from the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Sarah Hollenhorst and Penny Hunt are holding the shirt received by Penny Hunt for her first novel in 2012.


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Members of the Writers Group of Arcadia were among 343,000 novelists world wide who participated in the annual month-long writing binge sponsored by the National Novel Writing Month. National Novel Writing Month was established in 1999. It is a nonprofit that believes stories matter

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On Nov. 1, participants begin working toward the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 30. Of the more than 343,000 participants who started the challenge of writing a novel in a month for the contest this year, 14 percent finished the project. The Arcadia Writing Group had an amazing 100 percent completion rate among its participants.

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