NaNoWriMo for Latin and Greek

So, I had this idea, and floated it on Twitter, and now it’s time to make it real.

What if we adapted NaNoWriMo for penning original Latin and Ancient Greek texts?

When I mentioned this idea, a couple of people said they had done so in the past, and more than a few interested some interest, so let’s make it happen.

Here are my thoughts:

  • Let’s lower our goals. NaNoWriMo typically has its goal as 50,000 words towards a new novel. Not many of us are going to be able to sustain that kind of output in a classical language
  • Let’s tier our efforts. What if you aimed to write a 3000, 6000, 9000 word original fiction piece in Latin or Greek? That would be amazing.
  • Let’s combine our efforts. NaNoWriMo has lots of support for writers, but writing Latin or Greek is going to be its own version of tough. So if you are interested in joining a small, time-limited group for writing original Latin/Greek fiction, send me an email: and let me know. By doing so you are agreeing to sharing your email with everyone else in our writing group.

I’d encourage you to check out the NaNoWriMo preparation page here:

And get started on some ‘pre-November’ activities. Let’s increase the quantity of contemporary Latin and new-ancient-Greek.

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