10 Great Lines from 2017 NaNoWriMo Novels

The NaNoWriMo team asked participants to share their favorite lines they wrote over the course of the month on Twitter, and the responses were excellent! Check out some of our favorites.
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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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