10 Great Lines from 2017 NaNoWriMo Novels

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Congratulations to all NaNoWriMo participants on a challenge well met! We hope you accomplished your goals, but even if you didn’t, the lessons you learned while working toward them will live with you for the rest of your lives.

Yesterday, on the last day of NaNoWriMo, the official NaNo Twitter account asked participants to share their favorite lines they wrote over the course of the month, and the responses were excellent! So, naturally, we thought we’d share some of our favorites below. (Of course, you can check out the full thread here as well.)

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Jess Zafarris is the Director of Content Strategy and Online Content for Writer’s Digest and ScriptMag. Her eight years of experience in digital and print content direction includes such roles as editor-in-chief of HOW design magazine and online content director of HOW and PRINT, as well as writing for the Denver Business Journal, ABC News, and the Memphis Commercial Appeal. She spends much of her spare time researching curious word histories and writing about them at UselessEtymology.com. Follow her at @jesszafarris or @uselessety on Twitter.


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