Calling all teen writers! We know you’re out there. We want you all to join Miss Kathleen for NaNoWriMo in November! Have you ever heard of NaNoWriMo? It stands for National Novel Writing Month, and the goal is to write an entire novel in 30 days. From the site:
National Novel Writing Month happens every November! It’s a fun, seat-of-your-pants writing event where the challenge is to complete an entire novel in just 30 days. For one month, you get to lock away your inner editor, let your imagination take over, and just create!
That means participants begin writing November 1 and must finish by midnight, November 30. The word-count goal for our adult program is 50,000 words, but the Young Writers Program (YWP) allows 17-and-under participants to set reasonable, yet challenging, individual word-count goals.
In 2014, over 300,000 adults participated through our main site, and nearly 90,000 young writers and educators participated through the YWP.
Click over to the site and sign up by this Saturday October 31 (make sure you have an adult’s permission first), then find Miss Kathleen’s Virtual Classroom, FranklinPublicLibrary_Inklings. You’ll be able to set your own writing goal, follow Miss Kathleen in her own goals, and encourage each other along the way. The site also offers lots of free prep resources, prompts, and interviews from your favorite YA authors.
Teen Halloween Party
This Thursday, October 29 at 6:00 PM, teens are invited to Neverending Stories at 1252 Liberty Street for a Halloween Party! Winners of the 2015 Teen Spooky Story & Art Contest will also be announced. No registration is required.