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NaNoWriMo YOUNG WRITERS PROGRAM
http://ywp.nanowrimo.org/whatis

National Novel Writing Month happens every November!

It is a fun, seat-of-your-pants novel writing event where the  challenge is to write an entire novel in just 30 days. That  means participants begin writing November 1 and must finish by midnight, November 30. The word-count goal for our adult  program is 50,000 words, but our Young Writers Program allows
participants who are 17 years old and younger to set reasonable, yet challenging, word-count goals. You will be able to enter your chosen word-count goal in your profile starting October 1. You should sign up on the Young Writers Program site if you are:

=17 years old or younger participating on your own.
=In a K-12 teacher-led class that is participating in NaNoWriMo.
=An educator facilitating NaNoWriMo in your classroom.

If you are 13 or older, you can sign up on the main site at www.nanowrimo.org . Just know that you will have to write 50,000 words since the adult site doesn’t allow you to set your own word-count goal. You can sign up whenever you’d like to add your name to the roster of budding young authors and participate in the forums. Writing begins November 1. To be added to the official list of winners, you must reach your  word-count goal by November 30 at midnight.

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A YAAGroup member asked this question:  What does a character-driven story mean?  One of the things YAAGroup provides is “Ask Izzy.”  It’s a place for members to ask questions.  Izzy answers their questions.  We thought we’d give you part of her answer.

There are lots of things to think about when starting to write a story–the idea, the plot, the characters.  But what makes a  story good is having a character people want to read about.  A character you want to keep visiting and follow throughout an entire book.  Is your character someone readers cares about?  Will the reader remember your character long after they put down your book?  Is your character driving the reader to finish the story?  If they are doing all those things, then you have a character-driven story.


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