Novel Writing Workshop (Ages 12-18)

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

*Registration Required

Location: Zoom (Virtual Meeting)

As part of National Novel Writing Month (National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo), John Fox, Reference Technician, and Amanda Young, Teen Specialist, will lead 3 virtual lessons (Nov 4, 11, and 18)  for your teens. In this month-long writing project, we’ll focus on novella writing in soap-opera style–heavy on the drama and 100% silly. Don’t worry if you’ve missed previous sessions, you are welcome to sign up for individual sessions.

Register Today: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdcq_WD8WF6nUyfhsN_kAy7icfE0SPMboiS19NppGgaIPBLXA/viewform

What is NaNoWriMo?
NanoWriMo encourages writers, young and old, to set personal goals in writing a novel in one month (or making significant progress!)

What do I (or my teen) will write about?
You can choose whatever project you want! If you have an idea already for a project pursue that! However, if you do not have an idea and have no idea where to start but still want to participate, we are encouraging our participants to write a novella. Think soap opera style, tons of drama and completely ridiculous – anything goes so let your creativity shine!

This seems like a lot of work. How many words would I have to write each day?
You set the limit and you can change your word goal as many times as you want. It’s not about how many words you write – it’s about having fun and setting the habit!

What do you mean by ‘classroom’?
We will have a personal classroom through NaNoWriMo’s official website where our participants can join our specific classroom using a unique classroom code. In this online classroom we will have announcements, novel chat message boards, and challenges. In addition to the classroom we will have a few Zoom calls throughout the month as a check in and a sounding board for your stories. These calls are optional.


Email Amanda with any questions you may have: amanda.young@mympls.org