Sunday, November 1, 2009


Twenty-six letters in the Latin alphabet, 170,000 unique combinations of those letters in current use, 291,000 words have been defined and untold numbers are waiting to be let into the cool kid's club... Hiding among them are the stories -- my stories, your stories, the unknown plays of William Shakespeare, the lost works of William Blake, the stories that have been told and the stories that are yet to be told. All stories are made of the same elements combined in different ways. Stories are constructed of words and enthusiasm, drawn together by human will and sewn together with the clattering, whirring machines. I have thirty days to find my story. Thirty days as Rodin said of sculpting The Thinker - to take away what is not the story and and leave only what is. This is NaNoWriMo.

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