If you’ve been living under a rock for the last month and haven’t heard of NaNoWriMo, then you should know that it is a writing challenge where writers all around the world write a novel in November. Students participating in the Young Writer’s Program set their own word count goal between 1000 and 50,000 words. Adults write 50,000 words, about the length of Catcher in the Rye.
NaNoWriMo means writing every day for an entire month, having to balance, school, work and family to write your novel. We had multiple winners at the end of November! Please say a big CONGRATULATIONS to our winners:
- Gabriele (Year 11)
- Lydia (Year 10)
- Stephy (Year 11)
- Matias (Year 7)
- Daniel (Year 8)
- Cindy (Year 7)
- Carol (Year 8)
- Nabeeha (Year 8)
- Ms. Chloe (English B teacher)
- Mr. Shields (Primary teacher)
- Ms. Katy (Secondary Librarian)
A congratulations as well to our over 30 participants (teachers and students) who gave NaNoWriMo their best in November. Even if you didn’t make your word count, you are a winner just by letting your creative side take over for a month. Everyone says they want to write a novel, but so few people actually sit down and try.
I hope YOU (yes, you!) will join us in November 2013 on the crazy journey that is NanoWriMo.