November 1, 2009

November is for Writers!

Posted by at 9:55 am in Writing Prompt | Permalink

Rainbow_pen It's that time of year again. "What time?" you might ask. "The time to begin your holiday shopping? The time to eat pumpkin pie? The time where I might get a snow day?" And all of those would be true. But, it is also National Novel Writing Month!

I know last November 1st was a million, zillion years ago (or well, actually exactly one year ago), but in case you don't remember my blog post from last year, here are the basics:

  • November is National Novel Writing Month.
  • That gets abbreviated to NaNoWriMo.
  • If you are over 13, you can sign up for the main NaNoWriMo to write 50,000 words this month.
  • Anyone 17 years old or younger can sign up for the NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program. In the Young Writers Program you get to set your own word goal.
  • Write, write, write!

Last year, 22,000 people participated in the Young Writers Program, so if you throw your hat into the ring this year, you'll be in good company.

And, if you need some help getting started; you can see what prompt the Story Starter churns out for you or check back here on Ink Splot 26 for a new writing prompt.

Good luck and happy writing!

—Carly H., STACKS Staffer

  1. oneorangeshoelace

    I’ve heard of NaNoWriMo before, but I never knew what it was! Gosh darn it, I’m too young!

  2. Crystal

    Thats Cool i love to write my english teacher is awesome!!!! One time i wrote 7 pages in one whole day it was about politics wich is really boring but i kinda found it intresting thats really weird for me though!!! lol =]

  3. HollyGRRRL

    I joined right away on Nov. 1st (of this year). It sounded soo cool! and it IS! My word count is up to 1067! woo!
    my username is HollyGRRRL if you want to talk to me!
    C ya L8r!

  4. finklerocksrules

    It sounds cool. Wish I could join but not old enough. almost there!! but those of you old enough, good luck!

  5. yayamush1

    i think that writing is good for the brain and im never to sayy thiss i think that writing is kinda i said kinda good for you it helps you learn about this and helps you remember alot take it from me!!!

  6. Courtni

    Kids like me only focus on their goals in life and what they want to do when they grow up.I say why wait?Throw yourself out there like I’m doing.I’m writing books but can’t find a pubilsher that doesn’t me.

  7. heynow

    hey that sounds so fun and actaully at my school thay had this writing thing going on were u could win at least 10,000 dollars!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Mary

    I really think this a good idea. I am totally going to sighn up for this spectacular oppritunity. if It wasn’t for me being bored i would have never come over to the scholastic website, and checked this out! I love writeing and this would just give me something to do!!! :) :)

  9. Charmfairy/Miranda

    Me a NANO WRItER. OOppsie, I’ve hiden My innereditor>
    AAHh, here it is.
    I’m a NaNoWriMo beginning writer. I love NaNo writing!
    PuTTinG Away EDittor noW!

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