Credit to bringing this idea for a community event goes to @Benzie. Hey all, it's almost November, which means NaNoWriMo is around the corner! For the uninitiated, National Novel Writer's Month (NaNoWriMo) is a global competition that invites authors to write. Sounds easy, right? Well, here's where it gets tricky: the goal is to write 50,000 words, starting on the 1st of November and ending on the 30th. That's an average of 1,667 words a day! It's a challenge, sure, but oh so rewarding. And, despite the moniker of 'competition', it's not about 'winning'; it's all about writing, so give it a shot and show what you got! Now, what are the rules you're asking? Pretty straight forward: don't start until the clock ticks over to the 1st of November and figurative or literal pencils down once the 30th ends. It's generally accepted that edits can wait until December- November is for writing!- but there's no hard and fast rule against it. There's no restrictions on genre, it can be original work or fanfiction or whatever you find in between, you can pen it out in a notebook or type it up on your computer, and the work can be done by one writer or multiple. Basically, anything goes, just get writing! Do you have that fanfic idea you've been sitting on or a rough outline that you just haven't started writing because....reasons? Well, here's your chance to put those reasons aside and get down to it! Even if you don't think it'll make 50k words- or you're not sure if you will- this is a chance to come together as a community and cheer each other on! This is a month to celebrate the stories we love, the stories we've yet to tell, and the authors who make those stories happen. If you're inclined towards original fiction, there's an official website for the non-profit that started this where you can track your progress and provide samples, sign up for workshops, and connect with authors in your area and from around the world (http://nanowrimo.org/). If you're more inclined towards writing for the RWBY (or any other) fandom, post your updates here and give us a taste! Remember, the bottom line for NaNoWriMo is to write!