This session will explain what NaNoWriMo is, how to get involved, and what kind of preparations should be done in order to "win." I'll also go over some lesser known tips and tricks that will help the person get through thirty days of writing furiously and briefly touch on what needs to happen once the novel is penned.

I'm including a printable section of my Writing Prompts for Teens book, part of the Amazon bestselling Writing for Kids series. Using the tools found therein will enable your teens and pre-teens gain necessary skills for setting up a novel. Please, only print this if your class plans to take part in this chat, and don't distribute the content. Thank you!

Key Questions

What is NaNoWriMo?

How does one win?

Is it really possible to write a novel in a month? How?

What should be done to prepare for the event?

Okay, I've written a novel. Now what?

How do I keep discouragement at bay?

What is speed writing (authors call it sprinting)?

Expected Outcomes

I'd like students to walk away with a can-do feeling. For so many, NaNo is this gargantuan beast that can't be slain, but it's really easy to win if you're well prepared and dedicated to finishing. I'd also like to educate them about how to find information to get involved in their regions.


Curriculum Alignment

Completed Date

 11/15/2017 1:00 PM   Eastern Time




Jo Michaels INDIE Books Gone Wild


Rejohnna Lindzie LAMAR MIDDLE


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Grade 6 To 8   Grade 9 To 12  
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Arts, A/V Technology & Communications  
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NOVEL WRITING MONTH: NaNoWriMo & How to Write a Novel in 30 Days
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Writing   nanowrimo   Writing and editing   Writing   reviewing   Creative Problem Solving   Creative Thinking   Writing Skills