November is NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, the world's largest writing challenge and nonprofit literary crusade. Participants pledge to write 50,000 words in a month, starting from scratch and completing their novel by November 30. There are no judges and no prizes; in fact entries are deleted from the server before anyone even reads them.
Fun stuff on the website includes pep talk e-mails from such authors as Audrey Niffenegger and Chris Cleave, downloadable web badges, and nanotoons. Forums include an all ages online coffee shop in which participants can share their thoughts and "NaNoWriMo Stole My Soul," a clubhouse for "novelists in distress."
On your marks...get set...start writing!