Camp NaNoWriMo

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April is Camp NaNoWriMo

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Most of all, HAVE FUN!


Camp NaNoWriMo lets you set your own creative writing goal:

whether you want to track words, minutes, or pages. 

Are you planning to write with us this April?

Declare your Camp project for April today!

So how do you set a goal that works for you? 

  1. Look to your past. If you’ve participated in NaNoWriMo or another event before, you’ve got some great experience under your belt. Did you reach 10K last November? Set an achievable goal of 10K for this April, or challenge yourself to stretch to 15K.
     
  2. Finding time to write is a skill you can practice. Try it out in the next few days. Challenge yourself to write a drabble a day and see how it goes. Do you find yourself waking up a half-hour early? Winding down in bed with some writing instead of a book or your phone? Spending 15 minutes during your lunch break putting together a few dozen words?

    Track the average amount of time you’re able to find… then multiply that by 30 to set a time-related goal for Camp. For example, 30 minutes would translate into a 900-minute goal you can set for April. That’d be awesome!
     
  3. No goal is too small. This is the trap I fall into all the time. A lofty goal is not the prize; your self-expression is the thing. Set a goal of 150 minutes, and write for 5 minutes a day. Set a goal of 180 words, and write a six-word story every day. We all have to start somewhere. This is where you start.

April 1 is just around the corner! Are you ready to start your next, great writing project? Here are a few things you can do to prepare for creative success:

1. Take two minutes to commit to your creative project now, and:Declare your Camp project for April today!

2. Determine a writing schedule that will work for you. Maybe you’ve already set aside some time every day… but if you’re still not sure how you’re going to fit writing into your month, try out our quiz for a suggested writing schedule.

3. Got a plan in mind? Put it to paper! Print out our daily goal calendar for that extra-special boost of being able to give yourself a sticker of accomplishment for every day you get your writing in:

Camp NaNoWriMo Calendar

McCord Library is an offical NaNoWriMo write-in location

Writing Help:

Monday Programs 5:00-6:00 in April