Every November millions of people sign up to commit to writing as much as they can in a month. The stated goal is 50, words at the end of 30 days. Many people achieve that goal every year. Not me, but there are people who have.
Some events are cosponsored and held at the library.
Some events are community sponsored events within the local writing community. Novel Writing Resources How do we build our writing community here in Topeka? Most of my resources are based on things I could make using office supplies.
You are welcome to freely use and adapt anything here. If you have created something to support NaNoWriMo in libraries that you want me to share with others here, please email it to Lissa Staley and include how you would like to be credited.
Our regulars who have been writing annually come to kickoff just to get their updated copy of this one. Plot ninjas to make and share Are you stuck?
Have some ninjas attack! By the time your characters fight off the ninjas, react to the surprise, clean up the mess and plot their revenge, your story will be moving again. Plot ninjas are a general term for anything that adds an element of interest to your plot and increases your word count.
By the time your characters react to the attack, fight off the ninjas, and find out why they attacked in the first place and prevent future attacks, you will have several thousand more words and you will have hopefully advanced your plot and found a way to get back on track.
Luckily for those of us NOT writing stories in which there might conceivably be ninjas, a plot ninja can actually be ANYTHING that you add to your story unexpectedly that adds an element of interest to your plot and increases your word count. Choose a few of these plot ninjas in case you get stuck and need an idea to get your word count and your novel back on track!
These are each one page PDF files. Cut each into 4 rectangles, then fold a simple paper airplane with the plot idea hidden inside.National Novel Writing Month is meant to stir enthusiasm, ignite desire and create a sense of urgency as writers work to reach the deadline.
National Novel Writing Month.
November 1, October 31, ~ Lauren ~ Leave a comment. NANOWRIMO IS UPON US. My plan at the beginning of last month was to announce a month-long hiatus so I could work on a novel for the next 30 days.
Now I’m not so sure. November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo for those of you in the know, or not). In a nutshell, NaNo throws down the challenge to write 50, words in a month.
In a nutshell, NaNo throws down the challenge to write 50, words in a month. Yes, you can write a novel in 30 days. And there are plenty of tools to help Mac users succeed at National Novel Writing Month.
Here are tips, tricks, and tools from one NaNoWriMo survivor. Students Write Novels—in 30 Days.
By: Art Peterson Date: May 12, Summary: The National Novel Writing Month's Young Writers Program makes writing fun for students because of, not despite, its audacious goal: kids must pen a novel in a month.
A great resource for National Novel Writing Month - NaNoWriMo - No Plot? No Problem? Review at The Curriculum Choice. It is a writing program, offered for students from elementary to high school, which supports and encourages creative writing efforts.