National Novel Writing Month With Stephanie Slewka

During the month of November a small non-profit group based in Oakland, Calif. is sponsoring National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Participants across the country have one month in which to write 200 pages -- or 50,000 words -- of a novel.

Veteran NaNoWriMo participant Stephanie Slewka was online Thursday, Nov. 8 at 1 p.m. EST, to talk about the yearly event.

Slewka is an independent television producer based in Washington, D.C., and a veteran NaNoWriMo-er. With coaching and encouragement from NanoWrimo Ambassador Victoria Schlesinger, she was among those who reached the 50,000 word mark last year, and has signed up again this year. She just finished her first independent documentary which will air on PBS, and hopes to finish her second unpublished novel by November 30. She will join Schlesinger on the road for a few days of the Nano Across America trek.

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