On the official website you are more than welcome to submit what you will be writing about (this is voluntary and not required by AS). Here on the forum, you will make a thread within the designated area. You may BEGIN your story on November 1 and not before! You then have the entire month to work on your story and get as far as you can towards the 50,000 word goal (that means an average of 1,667 words per day). Since we are aware many users may be discouraged from participating in NaNoWriMo due to not having one solid plot line they wish to write for, prompts/drabbles/poems/etc will be allowed. The goal of this event is for our members to reach 50,000 words. The idea is to push yourself, flex your creative side, and have fun! No matter whether you reach 50k or not, we hope everyone will participate and also to create a team spirit atmosphere - there are no winners or losers. ──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────
October 30: xxxxxYou may create your thread, set up any BBCode, and brainstorm (you may dedicate a few posts to this if desired).
November 1: xxxxYou may begin writing!
November 30: xxxStaff will lock all threads to count words and note points earned.
December 1: xxxxThreads will be unlocked in case you want to save, continue, or delete your threads.
6 points per thousand words, for a base total of 300 if you reach the goal.
If you complete 10,000-19,999 words, you get an added bonus of 10 points, for 20,000-29,999 an additional 20, for 30,000-39,999 another 30, for 40,000-49,999 an extra 40 points. If you complete 50,000+ words, you get an added bonus of 50 points - and yes, these are all separate bonuses that add up, meaning you could earn a total of 450 points for your house.
If you want your word-count to count towards house points, don't forget to add your house in your thread title!
Please remember that if content is not suitable for the general roleplay area, then it is not suitable for the event area. Symbols and trigger warnings still apply. Also, please do not use your event thread to chat or discuss with others - we suggest encouraging Housemates via your Common Room threads, and discussing the event as a whole in our community’s Great Hall!
- If you hosted your writing off-site (such as a google doc), you still need a thread here as a placeholder and to send a link to Thunder if you want to earn points for your house.
Locking and counting will commence at midnight EST. That means at 11:59 PM EST on November 30, you need to be wrapped up and ready for us to lock and count!