NaNoWriMo!

What is NaNoWriMo?!? 
NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month which started yesterday!

Writers across America are having fun trying to write a 50,000 word Novel by November 30th.  You can participate.  The Young Writers Program allows YOU to pick how many words to write by November 30th. 

The idea is to get your creative writing flowing and to write without thinking.  Are you up to the challenge? 

Last year 200,000 adults and 41,000 young writers participated in the program.

Check out:

http://ywp.nanowrimo.org/ for more information!

It’s that time again — NaNoWriMo!!

November is National Novel Writing Month! 
NaNoWriMo officially begins at midnight—whatever your local time—on Monday, November 1.  People around the country will be hunkering down to crank out a full novel in just 30 days.  

NaNoWriMo doesn't care about quality writing, they care about quantity.  To get the words and ideas down on paper.  It's all about output.  This allows you to write without worry, to write with no risks, to just write.

Teens who want to participate have a choice of doing the regular (adult) NaNoWriMo program or the Young Writers' Program.  The regular program is for ages 13 or older, and on November 1, you will begin writing a 50,000 word novel.  The Young Writer's Program is for 17 years and younger;  you still have to complete a novel in one month, but you can set your own word-count goal instead of being limited to the 50,000 words.

Which one will you go for? 

While you're writing, you get to talk to other writers on the website forums, get ideas from the "Dare Machine," and if you finish, you not only get the pleasure of having completed an entire novel, you get a snazzy certificate! 

To reach the 50,000 word challenge visit http://www.nanowrimo.org/.
To reach the Young Writer's challenge visit http://ywp.nanowrimo.org/.

And get ready to become a novelist!

NaNoWriMo!!!

Do you remember what NaNoWriMo is?  Last November, teenspace, wrote an article about NaNoWriMo challenging teens to write a novel in 30 days.  Annika from Rincon Valley took this challenge head on and met her goal!

NaNoWriMo by Annika, Rincon Valley, 7th grade
Do you love books?  Well, write one!  When most people think of writing a novel, it’s like a giant monster looms over their head.  They’re scared to start, scared of what people would think, and scared of the very concept of putting together their very own book.  November is a time to push away those fears; a time to try new thins and reach new dreams.  November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short.  The goal of 50,000 words haunting their dreams, they band together to fight the evil demon known as their own novel.

What people don’t understand about NaNoWriMo is that writing isn’t for ‘smart people.’  It’s not for people who have 4.0s or aren’t failing classes.  Writing is for anyone.  Yes, it takes motivation, it takes patience.  NaNoWriMo is a time to get rid of these fears and try your hand at writing a novel.

Anyone can read a book.  Anyone can write a book.  This gloomy November, why don’t you give it a shot?

NaNoWriMo

j0397490.jpg What is NaNoWriMo?!?

NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month and its happening this November!  Every November there is a challenge to write a whole novel during the 30 days of November.  Do you like to write?  Have you always wanted to write a novel?  Here’s your chance!

j0397500.jpg This challenge is for all ages!  Not just adults.  The adult website challenges you to write 50,000 words which is roughly the size of The Great Gatsby.  The young writer’s website challenges you to make your own writing goal.  If you are over the age of 13 you can join the adult challenge if you wish.  You can do the young writer’s challenge if you are under the age of 17.  Which one will you go for?

boy.jpg NaNoWriMo doesn’t care about quality writing, they care about quantity.  To get the words and ideas down on paper.  Its all about output.  This allows you to write without worry, to write with no risks, to just write.

To reach the 50,000 word challenge visit http://www.nanowrimo.org/.

To reach the Young Writer’s challenge visit http://ywp.nanowrimo.org/.

In 2008, 119,000 adults participated in the NaNoWriMo challenge and 22,000 participated in the Young Writer’s challenge.

Are you up to the challenge?!?