Y is for Young Writers’ Program


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The Young Writers Program is a truly amazing thing sponsored by National Novel Writing Month.

Every year, NaNoWriMo provides hundreds of classrooms with the tools and supplies they need for the students to participate in the NaNoWriMo challenge in November.

The goal for young writers is the same as for everyone else: write a complete novel in the 30 days of November. For them, the word count isn’t as important, they can pick their own goal, but it doesn’t keep any of them from writing the full 50,000 words.

Classrooms from elementary school all the way through to universities participate in the event with more classrooms joining every year.

This program is an amazing thing. If you’re a young writer, let your English teachers know about the event. If you’re a teacher yourself, see if you can’t work it into your curriculum. Take up the challenge to bring an entire classroom of students together in the rush of creation through writing a novel.

Maybe your school isn’t participating, but that doesn’t mean you can’t. Sign up for the Young Writers Program all on your own and take up the challenge. Or if you’re an ambitious young writer (or only young at heart) sign up for NaNoWriMo this November and take the plunge with the rest of us crazy writers.


*Title Photo Is a Stock Image, Not my Work

2 thoughts on “Y is for Young Writers’ Program

  1. marytkincaid

    It sounds like a wonderful way to encourage writers no matter what their age. All communication is a worthy endeavor. I haven’t participated in the November madness myself, cause I’m not compulsive enough yet, but there is always hope.

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