Like NaNoWriMo, but for technical book authors: PragProWriMo – the Pragmatic Programmers Writing Month.

To help you along, we’re setting up a forum and a Twitter account. Follow us on Twitter at @pragprowrimo to stay up to date. Join the forum at for more detailed writing advice, answers to your writing questions, and progress reports from participants. And when you finish your 60 pages, you might even get some special recognition from us.


I’m probably not going to do NaNoWriMo this year. I had a neat idea for a story around nanotechnology and space exploration, but it would really benefit from a lot more research. If I had another idea I could write stream-of-consciousness style I would probably have given it a go, but in a way I’m a bit relieved. This November I shouldn’t really spend that much time on a recreational project when I should be job-hunting.