Knowledge Base

  1. The Basics 

    1. Why 50,000 words? And how do you define “novel”?
    2. How and when can I sign up? When do I start writing?
    3. How do I win National Novel Writing Month? What are the prizes? Is there an entry fee?
    4. Can I participate if I’m not American? Can I write a novel in any language?
    5. Is there a minimum age to participate?
  2. My Account 

    1. If I had an account last year, do I need to re-register?
    2. How do I recover my password or username?
    3. Can I change my email address?
    4. I haven't received a verification email. How can I verify my account?
  3. My Profile 

    1. How do I post, edit, or delete a novel excerpt or synopsis?
    2. How do I post, edit, or delete a book cover?
    3. How do I upload an author photo to my profile?
    4. How do I add or remove a writing buddy?
    5. What is a "Halo"?
  4. My Writing Projects 

    1. Where do I write my novel? Do I type it on the NaNoWriMo website?
    2. Do I have to start my novel from scratch on the first of the month? Can I use an outline?
    3. What genres can I write in? Can I write non-fiction or poetry?
    4. How do I change my primary project?
    5. Can I write with a partner?
  5. My Word Count 

    1. How do I update my progress? How often should I update it?
    2. How can I add a progress update to a past date, or delete an incorrect progress update?
    3. What are the different methods of updating my word count?
    4. How can I track progress that isn't a word count?
  6. My Badges 

    1. What are badges?
    2. How do I earn participation and writing badges?
    3. How do I add personal achievement badges?
  7. Local Events 

    1. How can I meet and write with Wrimos in my area?
    2. How do I “home” or affiliate with my local region(s)?
    3. Why isn’t there a region near me?
  8. Our Website 

    1. Which browsers does NaNoWriMo support?
    2. What should I do if I notice a bug?
  9. Our Nonprofit 

    1. What kind of company is NaNoWriMo?
    2. How do I support NaNoWriMo?
    3. How will NaNoWriMo use my donation?
    4. Is my donation tax-deductible?
    5. Do you support corporate matching gifts?
  10. The NaNoWriMo Store 

    1. How does my donation or purchase support NaNoWriMo?
    2. What is a halo? What is the public donor thank-you page?
    3. Do I still get a halo if I opt out of physical donor thank-you gifts?
    4. How do I donate on behalf of a friend or gift a halo to another participant?
    5. Can I send a donation directly via PayPal?
  11. Writing Groups 

    1. How do I join a Writing Group?
    2. How do I create a Writing Group?
    3. What do I do if someone in my Writing Group is posting abusive content or spam in the message board?
  12. All articles 

    1. How does my donation or purchase support NaNoWriMo?
    2. Why 50,000 words? And how do you define “novel”?
    3. If I had an account last year, do I need to re-register?
    4. How do I post, edit, or delete a novel excerpt or synopsis?
    5. Where do I write my novel? Do I type it on the NaNoWriMo website?

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