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National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is Back

This November, join classmates and over 300,000 writers around the world in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). It's a fun, innovative creative writing event where the challenge is to draft an entire novel in just 30 days.

Sign up in the Learning Commons or through Mrs. Bagley-Rowe via email at hrowe@stevensonschool.org. Pick up swag and get ready to write!

Novelists begin writing November 1 and must finish by midnight, November 30. The goal for NaNoWriMo is 50,000 words, but Stevenson students will participate through the Young Writers Program which allows students 17-and-under to set their own individual word-count goals and adjust them throughout the month. Learn more about the challenge here.

NaNoWriMo requires that students write as frequently as possible. This hard work deepens your investment in the writing process (and your finished product). At the end of November, educators and participants report improved self-confidence, as well as increased writing and time-management skills. Plus, you will have a novel of your very own to show off! 

If you choose to use the online components of the Young Writers Program, you may want to look over the YWP site, including the Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy, and Codes of Conduct

Participants can create profiles, write their novel on the site, and chat with their educator and other classmates in their virtual classroom. Participants 13 and older can access forums to chat with other young writers. These site features are not public and can be viewed only by other young writers. In addition, all are monitored by YWP staff for inappropriate content. 

Welcome to NaNoWriMo! If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with Mrs. Bagley-Rowe at hrowe@stevensonschool.org.