Participants are challenged to write a 50,000-word novel during the month of January. Join us and kick off the new year with a novel.
Two good reasons we picked January:
1) You get an extra day to write. To complete 50,000 words during January, you only need to write 1,613 words a day.
2) The holidays are over. Winter has set in. What better way to spend a long, dreary month than writing a novel?
JOIN US FOR JANO 2024!
Rules: There may be no actual writing on your JANO Novel until January 1, but you may plot your novel, create character sketches, and do research before January 1. On that date, begin writing like mad (no editing) the entire month in order to reach the 50,000-word goal.
You must be a paid member of Sleuths' Ink by February 1st to qualify for prizes and attend the party.
THE CELEBRATION PARTY: THERE WILL BE NO REGULAR MEETING IN FEBRUARY. Instead we'll have our annual JANO PARTY.
MEMBERS ATTENDING WILL BE REQUIRED TO PAY $10 TOWARD THEIR MEAL. SLEUTHS' INK WILL FOOT THE BILL FOR THE REMAINDER.
The PARTY WILL BE HELD AT THE PASTA EXPRESS AT 3025 W. REPUBLIC ROAD FEBRUARY 10, 2024
Prizes will be awarded for:
$50 prize for the most words over 50,000 words
All others who reach at least 50,000 words will be entered into a drawing where two more people will win $25 prizes.
Best 100-word blurb (anything over will be cut) $25
Best 30-second Elevator Pitch - $15 prize
Best Hook: 1st sentence of first chapter- (Anything over one sentence will be cut) $10
Various door prizes for those in attendance.
Red's Hamburg $25 gift certificate
The Alamo 2 entry tickets, plus a coupon for endless popcorn