November has quickly become synonymous with National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Hoping to welcome around 400,000 writers this year, NaNoWriMo will provide a shared space for all those daring enough to take on this exciting effort. Writers worldwide will exchange knowledge and build communities through online forums and social media.
There is a shared goal—a manuscript in one month—which is production-centered, and the results indicate that the NaNoWriMo experience encourages participants to attempt even more creative pursuits, many of which they do in collaboration with one another. NaNoWriMo believes that making is the most powerful way to both learn and self-empower and they encourage people to attempt large-scale creative projects, a core belief that powers all the writing, creativity, sweat, tears, and monumental achievements throughout the month.
And if you hadn’t thought that novel writing was for everyone, read this wonderful post and set of resources for NaNoWriMo in the first grade, brought to you from The Teaching Channel.