It’s the first of November, and that means it’s time for NaNoWriMo! What’s that, you ask? NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. It’s a challenge to write a full-length novel in the span of one month! Go ahead and write– let your imagination take over! For adults, the goal is 50,000 words, or almost 2000 words a day. For the NaNoWriMo Young Writer’s Program, you can set your own reasonable goal. The NaNoWriMo website likes to track how many people are participating, so if you’re going to write the next great American novel, make sure you get all the info and sign up. If you’re over the age of 18, check out the regular NaNoWriMo website to sign up.
Writers who got their start at a young age (click the links for title info):
S.E. Hinton, The Outsiders
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
Maureen Daly, Seventeenth Summer
Alex and Brett Harris, Do Hard Things