During National Novel Writing Month this November, words by the millions will fly off the keyboards of literally thousands of novelists, young and old, all over the world. The challenge to complete an entire novel, start to finish, in one month is hard to resist.
Every November, thousands of writers across the globe pick up their pens for NaNoWriMo—National Novel Writing Month. Though the official goal of the event is to write 50,000 words by the end of the month, the most important thing is simply to write. So, are you all excited and ready to rock?
I have embarked on the insane adventure that is NaNo for the sixth year in a row. For those of you who have not heard of it, NaNo(WriMo) stands for National Novel Writing Month. Every November people all over the world try to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days.
Academic writing is completely different from any other kind of writing; it requires a type of thinking that has to be learned and developed over time. The first step in writing an effective research paper is choosing a topic. For me, coming up with the idea of what to write about always happens one of two ways; it either begins with a vague thought that develops into a general idea the day before the proposal is due, or it strikes all at once in a moment of manic epiphany complete with excruciating detail demanding to be composed immediately.
Last month, the Homeschoolers @ the Library group at the North Oak Branch had a Creative Writing Program. Creative writing is so important for kids. We worked hard to show that writing IS FUN. When you approach it as a chore, you have already set yourself up for failure.
The kids, ages 5-10, amazed us with their creative skills. Our writing contest was the final challenge that put their skills to the test. They had 7 minutes to write a fun story. Here are our winners!
Do you love writing? Would you like to be surrounded by other kids who also love to write?
Please join us the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.! Learn about random word poetry and journaling. Are you looking forward to all those great summer movies? Come and learn how a screenplay is written. Put all that creativity to great use! We will give you tips, advice, and ideas on how you can become a better writer.