Friday, November 12, 2010

National Novel Writing Month arrives at Ferny Grove Rail Station

November is National Novel Writing Month. I am not sure why the word national appears in the title, since it seems to be an international event. The novel writing month centers around a challenge for participants: Write a 175,000 word novel between the 1st and 30th of the month.

Given the short time frame, the focus of writing is on quantity over quality and encouraging aspiring writers to abandon perfection for sheer output.

What puts this on the radar of Ferny Blog is that a group of participating Brisbane residents are organising a group day long writing activity on QR City Trains. They call it a Roving Write In. This Sunday, November 14, aspiring writers will be travelling the breadth of the Ferny Grove, Petrie, Cleveland and Beenleigh city rail lines, draining laptop batteries or sharpening pencils as they (presumably) draw inspiration from each other and the journey.

If you are interested you can join the group at Ferny Grove on the train departing at 12:28pm, or meet up with them sooner on another line. Refer to their organising discussion for more information.