By now your Facebook and Twitter feed is going insane with articles on how to prepare and succeed at National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) that starts on November first and ends on the thirtieth. According to the NaNoWriMo website, they believe stories matter. The event started in 1999 and became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2005, allowing them to create other programs like Camp NaNoWriMo, The Young Writers Program, Come Write In, and “Now What?” An estimated 484 people, from 2003 to 2018 have traditionally published, with two proposed to release in 2019. Plus, another estimated of 132 people have self-published since 2006. This year, according to their press announcement, “NaNoWriMo expects over 400,000 people—including over 95,000 K-12 students and educators on our Young Writers Program website—to start a 50,000-word novel in the month of November.” And last year, “NaNoWriMo welcomed 394,507 participants, in 646 different regions, on six continents. Of these, more than 58,000 met their month-long writing goal.” NaNoWriMo is not solely for children and young adults. Everyone of all ages are welcome to take part. But, what if you don’t like writing “novels?” I got your covered, here is a list of alternative ways to take part in NaNoWriMo.