NaNoWriMo Is Coming!
Posted by John Hansen
NaNoWriMo is coming! NaNoWriMo is coming! *flails about madly*
Very quickly, for those of you who don’t know, NaNoWriMo stands for Nation Novel Writing Month. Basically, the goal is to write a novel in one month, from November 1st – November 30th. You can sign up to take part in NaNoWriMo here or at the Young Writer’s Program here. It’s a lot of fun and a definite challenge, but I strongly encourage both teen and adult writers to take part. There are still 9 days left to sign up! (You totally should.)
I love NaNo because I think most teen writers and writers in general worry that it’s stupid to write a novel because they think it won’t ever get published, or don’t know how to write one, or worry that their first draft is going to be awful, or something else. NaNo gives you the push to just start writing and let your first draft suck, and I think it is so worth it.
Anyway, at TCWT, we’ll be celebrating NaNoWriMo through several posts throughout November, with tips and tricks for NaNoWriMo, basic encouragement, and the obligatory randomness/funny writing quotes and pictures. We even have a published author joining us to talk about her NaNo experience as well. Believe me, even if you aren’t doing NaNo, these posts can still be useful to you because they all apply to writing novels in general.
But the point of this post is to offer a call for guest posts, because we want YOU to share your NaNoWriMo story with us. So, do you have NaNoWriMo tips? Tricks? Encouragement? Have a personal NaNoWriMo experience, whether you won or lost, to share? Want to be a guest on TCWT? If so, please submit a guest post about anything NaNoWriMo related before November 10th to TeenRiter(at)gmail(dot)com (it’s preferred if you’re 13-20, but we’re allowing adults to submit posts, too). Anything under 2,000 words is fine. We can’t accept all guest posts, but whatever we can’t accept can always go up on your personal blog! And anyway, it can’t hurt to try; we’d love to have you!
TCWT Mailing List + Critique Giveaway…
After some thought, I’ve decided to start a small TCWT mailing list for anyone interested. The mailing list will be mostly fun, with one email every few weeks complete with fun writing pictures, teen writer news, links to teen writing contests outside of TCWT, links to some especially interesting writing related blog posts, and other stuff. I’ll also regularly offer critique and giveaway options to those who sign up. I promise not to spam, though, and very few of the information in the mailing list will be TCWT-related; it’s supposed to be a mix of fun and informative teen writer/writing news in general, and you can be taken off at any time. Just let me know. To sign up for the mailing list, just email TeenRiter(at)gmail(dot)com with the subject line “Mailing list” and I’ll add you to the list. (Thanks!)
But wait! One random person who signs up for our mailing list between now and Friday will win a first page critique by yours truly! Woohoo! (Seriously. I hope you sign up. All the cool kids are doing it.)
So, Are you doing NaNoWriMo? If so, link us to your profile!
(Mine can be found here.)’
Note: I might be posting the sign-ups for next month’s blog chain a day late. Sorry!
Posted on October 22, 2012, in NaNoWriMo, Uncategorized and tagged NaNoWriMo, nanowrimo advice, tcwt nanowrimo, teen nanowrimo, teen novel, teen writer mailing list, teen writer newsletter, teen writers, teens can write nano. Bookmark the permalink. 26 Comments.