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#MuncieNaNo: Writing Together

NaNoWriMo 2017 Results

This year the English department hosted National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) events and encouraged writers in the Ball State and Muncie communities to write a rough draft of their novels. We called this the #MuncieNaNo Project.

Sixty-five writers participated, which is an 200+% increase in participants from previous years!

Allie Hartman, who finished 2nd

Ten participants “won,” which means that they wrote at least 50,000 words. Check out the leaderboard.

While not all 65 writers reached their goal of 50,000 words, they helped contribute to the group’s larger goal of collectively writing at least 1,000,000 words.

#MuncieNano writers generated 1,166,481 words. For many WriMos, making time write is an accomplishment in and of itself, and learning to make time to write is what NaNoWriMo is really about.

The first three people to reach 50,000 words were:

  • Audrey Bowers (65,636 words total)
  • Allie Hartman (50,044 words total)
  • Hailey Barrow (52,078 words total)

The person who generated the most words was Caleb Anthrop, who wrote 106,145 words–which was definitely going above and beyond the 50,000-word mark! Continue reading