NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is just around the corner and this could be your chance to finally get that novel, or at least 50,000 words of it, written. The result might be highly flawed or rough, but just reaching the end can be a spectacular feeling.
And NaNoWriMo is not just for adult writers. There is a young writer version and teachers and librarians are making it part of their curriculum. As someone who didn’t take her writing seriously until almost too late, boy, do I wish I’d had NaNoWriMo as a teen. If you’re a teen or an adult writer, here are some links to inspire you and help you get started.
- Young writers thinking about NaNoWriMo can find out more at NaNoWriMo YWP – How Teens Can Write an Entire Novel and sign up here
- These 7 YA Must-Reads That Started As NaNoWriMo Projects might give you the inspiration and push you need to dive in NaNoWriMo.
- YA authors looking for story ideas for NaNoWriMo might want to check out What Do Young Adults Want to Read? Let My Students Tell You.
- NaNoWriMo doesn’t have to mean driving in the dark for 50,000 miles. How To Outline Your Novel (Without Biting Your Own Head Off) has some tips for coming up with a roadmap for your novel.