Can You Conquer NaNoWriMo?
Calling all teen writers! Do you want to write a novel but can't get started? Need some motivation? Sign ups have begun for National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo) which kicks off on November 1st. How does it work and how can the library help? Read on.
NaNoWriMo challenges you to write an entire novel in 30 days. During that time, you just write. Don't worry about editing. Just write. It's all about quantity, not quality.
The adult NaNoWriMo goal is to write 50,000 words, but with the Young Writers Program, you set your own goal. Their are lots of resources on the website including a downloadable workbook and forums to chat with other teen participants.
Need some offline help?
No Plot? No Problem! is written by the NaNoWriMo founder Chris Baty. It helps you prepare for the challenge and walks you through the process of writing a novel in 30 days.
You can also ask your local librarian to see if they are planning any NaNoWriMo events. So what are you waiting for?