Camp Nanowrimo: Your Summer Writing Adventure
June 28, 2013
Every year in November many of us participate in Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month) where we try to do something crazy: write 50,000 words of fiction in 30 frantic days. But now we can enjoy our wild literary endeavor during July, too! Say hello to Camp Nanowrimo.
Camp Nanowrimo has a few distinctions from the full-blown November event. The main difference is that for Camp, you can set your own word goal. Maybe 50,000 words is too much to write in July, so you can change your goal to 25,000 or 10,000 or 5,000. Whatever. You can also team up with writing buddies into cabins (groups of about six people) who can spur each other on. If noveling isn’t your thing, you can feel free during Camp to write a nonfiction book or a screenplay or a graphic novel. Whatever it is you want to write, Camp Nanowrimo is a great opportunity to make a canoeful of progress.
One thing that remains the same is the consistent encouragement from Nano Headquarters and writers around the world who are letting their creativity soar.
Boardwalk is hosting writing sessions (called write-ins) every Tuesday in July from 6-8 p.m. Just bring your writing implements and a sense of reckless literary abandon.
See you at Camp!