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Write a Novel This Month! For ALL Ages

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Write a Novel This Month! For ALL Ages

It’s November 1st already! Where did the year go? The good news is, with November comes National Novel Writing Month – it’s NaNoWriMo time again! My husband and my daughter (13 years old now) will each be working on a novel this month. Me, I’m a nonfiction writer, so I’ll be continuing to work on a series of books about Geek Schooling.

What is NaNoWriMo?

In case you’ve never heard of it, National Novel Writing Month happens every year in November. The challenge is to write a novel this month – yes an entire novel in only 30 days. Start November 1st and finish by midnight on November 30th. Adults must write a full 50,000 words, but the Young Writers Program allows writers who are 17 years old and younger to set reasonable, yet challenging, word-count goals.

People of all ages are participating in NanoWriMo all around the world! The best part is, everyone wins. Meet your word count and get a certificate of participation at the end of the 30 days.

If your child is 13 or older, they can opt to sign up on the main site at www.nanowrimo.org. Just remember that they will have to meet the goal of 50,000 words since the adult site doesn’t allow you to set your own word-count goal.

You and your child can have fun and encourage each other by writing a novel alongside each other all month long. There are many free tools available on the sites to help you write your novel, that homeschoolers will especially enjoy. If your child is under 13, send them to the How NaNoWriMo Works for Young Writers page! If you are an educator, visit the How NaNoWriMo Works for Educators page. Happy writing everyone!

Who will write a novel this month and take the NaNoWriMo challenge in your family? Please let me know in the comments below!

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

Kimberly

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Write a Novel with NaNoWriMo! All ages!

It’s November and that means Nanowrimo time once again! My husband, son (13), and daughter (8) are starting to write their novels today – will you join them?

What is NaNoWriMo?
National Novel Writing Month happens every November! The challenge is to write an entire novel in just 30 days. That means participants begin writing November 1 and must finish by midnight, November 30. The word-count goal for the adult program is 50,000 words, but the Young Writers Program allows participants who are 17 years old and younger to set reasonable, yet challenging, word-count goals.

All around the world, other National Novel Writing Month participants of all ages are going through the same joys and sorrows of producing the “Great Frantic Novel”. And everyone wins, you get a certificate of participation at the end of the 30 days, providing you’ve reached your word count.

If you are 13 or older you can sign up on the main site at www.nanowrimo.org. Just know that you will have to write 50,000 words since the adult site doesn’t allow you to set your own word-count goal. This is terrific, because you and your child can both write a novel and encourage each other all month long

Best of all, there are many free tools available on the sites to help you write your novel.  If you are under 13, visit the How NaNoWriMo Works for Young Writers page! If you are an educator, visit the How NaNoWriMo Works for Educators page. Happy Writing!

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

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National Novel Writing Month: Young Writer’s Program

It’s November and that means Nanowrimo time once again! My husband, son (12), and daughter (7) are starting to write their novels today – will you join them? :)

What is NaNoWriMo?

National Novel Writing Month happens every November! The challenge is to write an entire novel in just 30 days. That means participants begin writing November 1 and must finish by midnight, November 30. The word-count goal for the adult program is 50,000 words, but the Young Writers Program allows participants who are 17 years old and younger to set reasonable, yet challenging, word-count goals.

All around the world, other National Novel Writing Month participants of all ages are going through the same joys and sorrows of producing the “Great Frantic Novel”. And everyone wins, you get a certificate of participation at the end of the 30 days, providing you’ve reached your word count.

If you are 13 or older you can sign up on the main site at www.nanowrimo.org. Just know that you will have to write 50,000 words since the adult site doesn’t allow you to set your own word-count goal. This is terrific, because you and your child can both write a novel and encourage each other all month long :)

If you are under 13, visit the How NaNoWriMo Works for Young Writers page! If you are an educator, visit the How NaNoWriMo Works for Educators page. Happy Writing!

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

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Script Frenzy Starts April 1st!

Do you love National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo)?  If you do, you should check out Script Frenzy.  It’s international and it’s free.  Much like Nanowrimo, writing a novel in a month, for Script Frenzy you and/or your children write a script for a play in a month.  You may write screenplays, stage plays, TV shows, short films, comic book scripts, radio scripts, adaptations of novels, or any other type of script!  Adults can sign up at the Script Frenzy website.  Children can take part by signing up for the Script Frenzy Young Writer’s Program.  I hope you enjoy writing scripts as much as our family does!

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

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National Novel Writing Month – Young Writer’s Program

It’s November and that means Nanowrimo time once again!  My husband and son started writing their novels yesterday – will you join them? 🙂

What is NaNoWriMo?

National Novel Writing Month happens every November!  The challenge is to write an entire novel in just 30 days. That means participants begin writing November 1 and must finish by midnight, November 30. The word-count goal for the adult program is 50,000 words, but the Young Writers Program allows participants who are 17 years old and younger to set reasonable, yet challenging, word-count goals.

All around the world, other National Novel Writing Month participants of all ages are going through the same joys and sorrows of producing the Great Frantic Novel.  And everyone wins, you get a certificate of participation at the end of the 30 days, providing you’ve reached your word count.

If you are 13 or older you can sign up on the main site at www.nanowrimo.org.  Just know that you will have to write 50,000 words since the adult site doesn’t allow you to set your own word-count goal.  This is terrific, because you and your child can both write a novel and encourage each other all month long :)

If you are under 13, visit the How NaNoWriMo Works for Young Writers page! If you are an educator, visit the How NaNoWriMo Works for Educators page.  Happy Writing!

Love, Luck &
Laughter,