Erna aka Eaglewing has been doing a sterling job during the last three Novembers as our local 'Municiple Liaison' for the Nanowrimo, that crazy international competition where everyone struggles to write a novel of 50,000 words in a month. This time round, though, she wants to hand the torch to somebody else. Is anyone up for it?
You need to have done the Nanowrimo before, and ideally to have completed it. You need to be a gregarious soul for hangs around the discussion forum encouraging the slackers and those who lose their confidence. You need to be on hand to sort out practical problems (e.g when folks are unclear on how to send in their file for validation). You need to organise an event or two - at least a briefing and a party at the end. You need to act as go-between, between the local competitors and the organisers in the US.
Madness is not in the job description, but it certainly helps. (Have I forgotten anything, Chet?)
What do you get in return? Just the warm fuzzies, knowing that you have motivated a large group of writers to reach their mind-blowingly wonderful targets.
If you think you'd be interested in being an ML, please contact: erna at pcdc.com.my