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NaNoWriMo YWP – Virtual Classroom Scavenger Hunt

The Virtual Classroom is loads of fun. It was new last year, and I learned how to use it with the help of good tutorials and plenty of NaNoMailing with the always helpful staff of the YWP. The how-to instructions for using the virtual classroom can be found here on the YWP NaNoWriMo site. The… Read more NaNoWriMo YWP – Virtual Classroom Scavenger Hunt

NaNoWriMo YWP – Classroom Kit & More

Classroom Kit Get your Classroom Kit ordered now. It is available free-of-charge from NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program. It comes with a poster and stickers so students can keep track of their progress. And noveling buttons for all. If you are reading this later, don’t think that ordering into November is too late, either. Picture this:… Read more NaNoWriMo YWP – Classroom Kit & More

NaNoWriMo YWP – How Do Students Make Their Goals?

A friend who has joined the Young Writer’s Program of NaNoWriMo asked me a good question: How do students make their goals for writing a novel in November? I have some history here that will help. The first year I wrote novels with my students. I asked for volunteers. Eleven out of 18 students chose… Read more NaNoWriMo YWP – How Do Students Make Their Goals?

Ah, Friday…Looking Forward to NaNoWriMo

I am so excited this time of year. It is just about time for NaNoWriMo! I have written two nano novels. Mediocre at best. At worst, they are boring, redundant, childish, and so much more. Fifty-thousand words each, lacking in rich description, minus realistic dialogue, missing winsome characters, and so much less. However, I know… Read more Ah, Friday…Looking Forward to NaNoWriMo