NaNoWriMo for Thesis?

It is almost November: National Novel Writing Month aka NaNoWriMo. The goal of this event is to write 50,000 words (about 175 pages) in one month, so it is really a strong push to get yourself to write. This could perhaps be a nice way to kickstart my PhD thesis! I am only halfway, so most of my research is not done, but I could already write everything around it (general introduction, background, motivation, related work, methods), and add some fictional results to get it going ;)  This could really help in getting a clear view of the final product, where I want to go, what I still need to do.

Of course other people already thought the same way, see inaDiWriMo and NaReWriMo. For 2010, there is a topic on the official forums that could be interesting: Genre: Academic nonfiction.

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