I have been a crazy blogging maniac the last week. A friend made a suggestion, and I took it seriously. In fact, I wrote 8 posts about NaNoWriMo’s Young Writers Program, sometimes known as the YWP. I guess I am getting warmed up for NaNoWriMo because I have written exactly 5,168 words since October 7. That is the equivalent of 3.1 days of writing on my novel starting in November, but–oops!–it’s been 9 days since I started.
That’s OK! I can ramp it up. I know I can do this!
Anyway, now this series is over. (Unless, of course, someone mentions another potential topic…)
No…no…I must tell myself. It is now time to try to find a plot, meet my characters, and freeze some casseroles.
Here is an index of the NaNoWriMo blog posts I made, which I hope will be of some help to teachers who are new to National Novel Writing Month with their students. You still have plenty of time to learn about it, sign up, and get started! (I know, because my first year, students actually started noveling on November 1 before many of them had had a chance to sign up.)
7 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo YWP Blog Series Index”
Your excitement is infectious! I sure wish I paid attention to you earlier as I think this would have been a great project to do with my students. I hadn’t realized that there was also an elementary component. Upon further investigation, they even have something for K-2!!! I’ll be checking out your blog posts and gearing up for next year (as I don’t think I could pull it off this year!).
Looking forward to hearing about your students progress along the way!
Thanks for visiting. I will look forward to your participation next time! Did you know Donalyn Miller and her 6th graders write novels too? http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/book_whisperer/2011/10/gearing_up_for_nanowrimo.html
Hello Denise, Thanks for this wonderful series. I’ve linked to this index of your posts here:
Let’s let them write!
Thanks, Sheri! I love your post about writing. It is empowering and delightful, isn’t it? Although it is so hard to find time to get my words in! It’s worth it though.
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