The concept of NaNo seems to be to give people the feel-good buzz of being a “Novelist”, with the barest minimum of work to justify it. They say “Anyone can be a writer”, but that’s only true if you reduce the definition to the most basic level of “someone who writes”. That would mean that everyone who isn’t functionally illiterate is already a writer. The notion of being a writer is only attractive if it maintains the prestige society attaches to published, successful writers.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Interview: Sean Lindsay on NaNoWriMo
Sean Lindsay says all kinds of good stuff in this interview, explaining his objections to National Novel Writing Month.