Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Not Too Late To WriMo

Remember, November is National Novel Writer's Month.   So, whether you want to join the challenge to write a 50,000 word novel before November 30th, or just try your hand at something shorter, get out there and write stuff.   The shorter days and dark, cold evenings are perfect for curling up with a laptop and banging out that Great American Novel that you've always dreamed of writing.

If you're not a story weaver, hug a novelist, or at the very least, read a novel and encourage a love of reading and writing in our next generation.  

 Check out the NaNoWriMo web site for fun writing prompts for all ages.   Those under 18 can still get away with setting a realistic word goal, with the Young Writers Program, and can still win NaNoWriMo without conquering the big, scary 50,000 word beast.   Check out their unique kid-friendly web site for fun writing tools like  The Dare Machine, which spews silly writing prompts.  

Both Sagezilla and Du-Jay are collaborating this year on a 3,000 word novel.   Kids as young as Kindergarten can dictate their novel ideas to an adult, or write a class collaboration.   I have extra buttons and Nano stickers for any young writers who finish the challenge and contact me.

So, write on.   Read on.   And if you see someone in a NaNoWriMo tee shirt frantically tapping away at a coffee house near you, give 'em a smile and buy 'em a cup of joe.   They're gonna need it!

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