National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) happens every November. It is a fun writing event where the challenge is to write an entire novel in just 30 days. That means you start writing November 1 and must finish your novel by midnight on November 30. If you're an adult, the goal is 50,000 words, but the Young Writers Program (for people who are seventeen years old and younger) lets you set your own word-count goals. If you're a writer (or want to be one), this is a great way to kick start your creative process! And doing something just to see if you can is awesome, challenging and fun.
Sign up on the National Novel Writing Month website (it's free) and set your word count goal. If you meet your goal you'll get a certificate, a web badge and bragging rights.
Need motivation? Check out NaNoWriMo Pep Talks. Authors Sharon G. Flake, Lev Grossman, Marie Lu, James Patterson and more will keep you going with encouragement all month. And you'll hear from other young writers like you. If you need more help, there are tons of resources. And if you have questions, check out the Frequently Asked Questions on the NaNoWriMo website.
You should also check out our guest blogs: Writing What You "Know" by author Chris Howard and Writing Inspiration for Teens from Author Mary Jane Beaufrand!
Interested in submitting your writing to Evolver? We accept short stories, poetry, lyrics and more. You can even blog on Evolver! Get the details in our Create & Connect section. Read writing submitted by other teens and check out our writing resources on our Writing page. Now get writing and good luck!