What Is NaNoWriMo?

(The How To Start A Teen Writer’s Group has been postponed.)
There’s a lot of excitement this time of year for people preparing for NaNoWriMo. If you’ve been in the writing circal long, then you’ve probably heard of it. But maybe you don’t exactly know what it is. So what is NaNoWriMo?
National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo is, simply put, a self imposed challenge to write 50,000 words in the month of November. Which means that, “officially”, you have to write 50,000 words in 31 days. Think you’re up to the challenge?
If not, and you’re under 18, then you can join the Young Writer’s Program of NaNoWriMo (both web addresses will be pasted at the end). There you can take a word count test and set your own goal. You can also interact with other young writers your age through the forums.
Cinder, the YA book by Marissa Meyer was written during NaNoWriMo. I haven’t personally read this book, but it’s on my to read list, and I’ve heard several people talking about it.
Remember, NaNoWriMo is a self imposed challenge, don’t put to much pressure on yourself if things don’t go your way. If you don’t get 50,000 by the end of the month, don’t worry, at least you got some writing done. And plus, you can always try again next year.


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