CITGO INNOVATION ACADEMY
THE WORLD NEEDS YOUR NOVEL!
If you are a reader, you probably have thought at one point or another about how you would have changed or rewritten something you love to read. Or maybe, you are the reader who says, “I wish I had thought of that story….it’s simple but so good!” If you are, then maybe you are not just a reader but a writer, too.
If you have ever imagined yourself writing but are not sure how or where to start, you may want to consider trying NANOWRIMO. Every year, writers all over the world celebrate National Novel Writing Month by participating in the world’s biggest “write-in”. It is completely free, and you don’t need to have any prior writing experience. All you have to have is commitment. You’ll get a platform to write on, a place to put your word count, you can join a “cabin” with fellow writers like you and get great advice and prompts from famous writers in every genre. Every day, you will receive advice and support from your fellow writers. You can even post to the NANOWRIMO boards and have your writing critiqued. If you are over 18 years of age, you can participate in www.nanowrimo.org as an adult writer. If you are under 18, you can participate in www.ywp.nanonwrimo.org and earn your writing chops by completing either 30,000 or 50,000 in the month of November. Feel like that is a bit too much, no worries, you can set your own goal and make it whatever you want. Not sure about writing a novel, try a short story, screenplay or book in verse!
Right now, over 3K people all over the world are writing and supporting each other in telling their stories. Hope to see you on boards!
Dawn Scuderi has a Masters in Library Science from Dominican University. This is her 3rd year as Library Director at LHS.
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