My skills of persuasion never progressed beyond the phrase, "C'mon. All the cool kids are doing it." I know you're too smart to fall for that, so instead, I appeal to your sense of adventure when I ask you to try and write an entire novel in just one month!
Impossible, you say? Not so. The good people at NaNoWriMo's Young Writers Program have been challenging people to write 30-day novels since 1999, and last year 35,000 children and teens gave it a whirl!
The concept is simple: Write a novel during the month of November. You set your own word count goal, and just keep writing until you reach it. Why? Well, to quote the NaNoWriMo folks:
The reasons are endless! To write freely without having to stress over spelling and grammar. To be able to talk about how cool your novel is any chance you get. To be able to make fun of real novelists who take far longer than 30 days to write their books...
I've even gone ahead and set up a virtual classroom for Tredyffrin Kids so that you can track your progress online.
Have questions? Of course you do.
Interested? Sign up the next time you're at the library, or call us at 610-688-7092.
C'mon. All the cool kids are doing it. :)
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