Can a man write a 50 000 word novel AND grow a moustache in 30 days?
only one way to find out - it's going to be one hell of a month.
NAtional NOvel WRIting MOnth a month in which people from all over the world get together (mostly digitally) and attempt to write a
50 000 word first draft of a novel in 30 days.
Can't be done you say? You might surprise yourself.
Men all over the world grow moustaches to raise money and awareness of prostate & testicular cancer.
We grow lip fuzz, spread the word, raise money and attempt to look stylish whilst doing it.
(& yes girls can do it too - the getting involved not the moustache growing - sign up as a Mo-Sista HERE)
8th December 2014
£104 raised towards cancer research! Special thank you's go out to @LucyJayneB, @TheCStevens, Alan Trivett & @lauren_pass for your donations - NanowriMovember really has been one hell of a month
THANK YOU EVERYONE - So till next year Mischief Managed!
I've lost the feeling in the tips of all of my fingers and my eyes burn like they've been massaged with napalm but I did it!
And in case anyone one was wondering, yes I also got the t-shirt
28th November 2014
Am into the home stretch of Nanowrimo - less than 4000 words to go!
23rd November 2014
#EpicHIGH5's for winning Wrimos, rocking Mobros or in fact anyone in possession of a higher than normal awesome quotient.
23rd November 2014
can he do it? oh yes he can. Also Moustache is itching like a bitch!
18th November 2014
14th November 2014
6th November 2014
Synopsis of Nanowrimo via LittlePlastiCastle at NaNoWriMo
Tim hates his life, he has a family that loves him, a talented older brother who has always had his back, a sister who despite the obligatory insults does cover for him and a mother who cooks his favourite meal specially for him every Thursday night.
It's just a million shades of suck.
But Tim is going to change all that, the world will know his name, they will fear him, desire him, cower before his might. He will bend the gibbering inhuman abomination in the basement to his will, he'ill sacrfice a virgin to raise the ancient ones from their waking slumber, he will become his true self - the high priest of the great old ones.
First though he must get to work, the drive through won't run itself, maybe he'ill put up an advert during his lunch break and see if he can find members for his cult.
24th October 2014
Coming up to very busy November this 2014. In addition to the usual crazy nutty things that make up my life, i'm going to be hitting both NaNoWriMo & Movember. Growing a moustache & writing at the same time I hear you say? That can't be too hard, what kind of a muppet are you?
Okay, enough of that.
It's just mean.
Seriously there might be tears.
Well the truth is growing facial fur isn't really that hard to do.
As a self proclaimed rugged manly man I first felt the edge of a razor at thirteen. The trick here is not in the growing of the embarrassingly
shaped facial fluff - it's in the raising of funds.
Last year did the 5k MoRun in Glasgow which was good fun.
We also managed to put together a not unsubstantial amount of money for prostate cancer research.
(a few of 2013's shenanigans below)
This year though ill be sprouting hair while writing the first draft of my third novel alongside piles of wonderful wrimos.
NaNos really are some of the best people on the net. They know how to fail with grace and more importantly they know what it takes to win.
So if you would like to join my team the LipWarmers come on in the water is great if not you can sign up and start your own at or Mo it alone at Movember.com.
The more fuzzy faced people the better, even if you're of a more womanly persuasion you can sign up & join the movement.
(you can grow a lip rug too but no-one's going to thank you for it)
I will constantly be posting updates on Twitter, Facebook & Google+