By Nicola Rakuljic, year 10
NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month and runs through all of November. It is an “Annual, internet-based creative writing project” that invites participants to write a 50,000-word manuscript over the course of the month. On the website, you can track your progress for your novel, get pep talks and support, and meet many other aspiring authors online.
Camp NaNoWriMo is a smaller version of NaNoWriMo that runs in April online, where you can choose the amount of words you want to write instead of having a set amount. The reason it is called Camp NaNoWriMo is because you get placed into virtual ‘cabins’ with people, either random strangers or friends, who can give advice, support you and vice versa as you write your novel.
This event is internationally recognised, and achieved amazing records last year such as over 34,000 completed manuscripts and more than 300,000 overall participants.
I would like to invite any aspiring authors in the school to join in these events, as they can help to improve your time management skills, editing skills and overall writing ability through practice. See the links below for more information and feel free to email me if you have any more questions.