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Breaking News: Whether it was one paragraph or one hundred pages, you wrote something last month, and that's huge! Is there anything you CAN'T do???    Read More

Breaking News: Email moderators@nanowrimo.org, or post your question in the forums. Happy last day of NaNoWriMo!    Read More

Breaking News: “Motivation can be tough, but you can be tougher.” Read more of Sydney’s final day pep talk!    Read More

Breaking News: “How will we ever know what works if we try what doesn’t, time and time again? ” Read more of Teddy’s pep talk!    Read More

Breaking News: “Every moment that you continue, every word that you write, is a success.” Read more of Charlie’s pep talk!    Read More

Breaking News: “Tell yourself right now, 'I'm proud of myself for being a writer.'" Read more of Sophia’s pep talk!    Read More

Breaking News: "All you need to write a book is paper and a pen." Watch Annie's full video here!    Read More

Breaking News: "Each day, a writer must start anew." Read Ali's full pep talk here!    Read More

Breaking News: “Jump into the sea of ideas and worlds that surround you.” Read more of Emma’s pep talk!    Read More

Breaking News: "You have to write badly to learn to write well." Watch Alex's full video here.    Read More

Breaking News: "You started this journey for a reason." Read Justina's full pep talk here.    Read More

Breaking News: "Your weirdness is your strength." Read Rebecca's full interview here.    Read More

Breaking News: "Something that’s perfect and awesome in your mind will often feel stupid when you write it down." Read Andy's full pep talk here.    Read More

Breaking News: The secret to starting, plus how to join in on our Saturday Virtual Write-Ins.    Read More

Breaking News: Get ready with this last minute checklist, and get pumped with some imagination push-ups (my favorite kind of push-up).    Read More

Breaking News: 30 Covers, 30 Days is back! Submit the synopsis of your novel for the chance to have your book's cover designed by a professional.    Read More

Breaking News: Want to inspire thousands of YWP writers (and become NaNo famous)? Submit your idea for a pep talk by Sunday, Oct. 21. Read more here!    Read More

Breaking News: Sign up for a daily Writing Prep email with helpful dares and prompts.    Read More

Breaking News: Accept the official NaNoWriMo 2018 challenge from your Dashboard and start planning your novel. Not sure how? We're here to help!    Read More

Breaking News: All the tools, community, and encouragement you need to plan your November NaNoWriMo novel.    Read More

Breaking News: Want to write a novel in November but not sure how to start? Get inspired with these three activities!    Read More

Breaking News: Congratulations, writers! You put words on the page and took steps towards your literary dreams.    Read More

Breaking News: Get writing tips and a dare from this week's Camp Counselor, Jessica Strawser. Plus, check out the most current Camp happenings!    Read More

Breaking News: Get writing tips and a dare from this week's Camp Counselor, Gloria Chao. Plus, check out the most current Camp happenings!    Read More

Breaking News: Get writing tips and a dare from this week's Camp Counselor, Gloria Chao. Plus, check out the most current Camp happenings!    Read More

Breaking News: Get writing tips and a dare from this week's Camp Counselor, Kirstin Chen. Plus, check out the most current Camp happenings!    Read More

Breaking News: Get writing tips and a dare from this week's Camp Counselor, Kirstin Chen. Plus, check out the most current Camp happenings!    Read More

Breaking News: Get writing tips and a dare from this week's Camp Counselor, Claire Kann. Plus, check out the most current Camp happenings!    Read More

Breaking News: Get writing tips and a dare from this week's Camp Counselor, Claire Kann. Plus, check out the most current Camp happenings!    Read More

Breaking News: Are you ready to write? Jump boldly into your creative project with these four First Day writing tips.    Read More

Breaking News: Writing is more fun (and easier!) with friends. Start a Camp project for tips and support during the process. Learn more here!    Read More

Breaking News: Turning 18 before July 1? Learn about what you can do with your new "alum" account, and sign up for a new one at nanowrimo.org.    Read More

Breaking News: Enjoy this collection of three 300-word stories by YWP authors Bethany, Annabel, and Violet.    Read More

Breaking News: "Pitter patter, pitter patter. The sounds echo through the room, surrounding me in a gray, looming light as I lie in my bed." - Ainsley    Read More

Breaking News: "It was raining in the Library. Ropes of sloe-black ink slithered from the rafters like roots in a desert..." - Megan Mechelke    Read More

Breaking News: Read about the submissions that won the Young Writers Contest in April, and learn about more ways you can share your 300-word story.    Read More

Breaking News: Authors Colby Sharp and Pablo Cartaya chat on video, and author Jacqueline Resnick gives advice about developing characters.    Read More

Breaking News: Author Lisa Doan shares advice for how to make your readers laugh. Write a story a day with us this May!    Read More

Breaking News: Author Tory Christie shares advice for creating empathy and using an outline. Write a story a day with us this May!    Read More

Breaking News: Author Sarah Aronson shares advice for how to experiment and find inspiration. Write a story a day with us this May!    Read More

Breaking News: Author Martine Leavitt shares advice for having fun and staying true to yourself when you write. Write a story a day with us this May!    Read More

Breaking News: Author Abby R. Cooper shares advice for finding and being confident in your voice. Write a story a day with us this May!    Read More

Breaking News: Author Jerry Spinelli shares advice for how to discover ideas. Write a story a day with us this May!    Read More

Breaking News: May is Short Story Month. Learn more about how to participate, and kick off the month with a webcast at 10AM PDT on May 3.    Read More

Breaking News: Celebrate your words, whether you met your goal or not, and get ready to write short stories with us in May!    Read More

Author Amy Spalding is your Camp Counselor for the last week in April, and brings you this week's Camp Care Packages.    Read More

Author Amy Spalding is your Camp Counselor for the last week in April, and brings you this week's Camp Care Packages.    Read More

Author Sarah Raughley is your Camp Counselor for the third week in April, and brings you this week's Camp Care Packages.    Read More

Author Sarah Raughley is your Camp Counselor for the third week in April, and brings you this week's Camp Care Packages.    Read More

Author Helen Hoang is your Camp Counselor for the second week in April, and brings you this week's Camp Care Packages.    Read More

Author Helen Hoang is your Camp Counselor for the second week in April, and brings you this week's Camp Care Packages.    Read More

Breaking News: Author Taran Matharu takes over as your first Camp Counselor this April! Here's his second Camp Care Package.    Read More

Breaking News: Author Taran Matharu takes over as your first Camp Counselor this April! Read his advice and take the weekly writing dare.    Read More

Breaking News: Not sure how to begin? Follow these Day 1 tips.    Read More

Breaking News: Are you working on a project for Camp NaNoWriMo this April? Check out these videos for tips, advice, and some real time conversation.    Read More

Breaking News: Write a short story (under 300 words) and submit it to the Camp NaNo Young Writers Contest by April 30 for the chance to win big!    Read More

Breaking News: Accept the Camp challenge from your Dashboard and get ready to write!    Read More

The "Now What?" months are wrapping up, but Camp NaNoWriMo is on its way. Can't stop, won't stop (writing)!    Read More

Breaking News: Got questions about how to publish a novel? Join our webcast with IngramSpark on February 13 at 4PM PST, or watch the recording later.    Read More

Breaking News: Learn how a write a novel pitch that will wow an agent, or submit your pitch to Pitchapalooza for professional feedback!    Read More

Breaking News: Watch a "Now What?" webcast recorded with real life editors on January 31.    Read More

Breaking News: Finished your first draft and not sure what to do next? Check out our "Now What?" resources for help revising, publishing, and more!    Read More

Breaking News: Submit your noveling tips for the chance to have your wisdom featured in a NaNoWriMo YWP book.    Read More

Breaking News: With just one click, you can help us raise money to support our non-profit programs.    Read More

Breaking News: Take our young writer or educator survey, guaranteed quicker and easier than writing a whole novel in a month.    Read More

Breaking News: Celebrate your hard work! Plus, learn about printing your novel, writing after November, and more.    Read More

Breaking News: “Take a deep breath, plug in headphones to block out your inner editor's balking, close your eyes, and plunge." Read Violet's pep talk!    Read More

Breaking News: "We are all capable of infinitely more than we think..." Read the rest of Kevin's pep talk!    Read More

Breaking News: “Find why you write. Write every day for that reason. It doesn’t have to be big.” Read more of Emma’s pep talk!    Read More

Breaking News: “Get up...Staring at the screen is like sitting at the bottom of Writer’s Block mountain.” Read more of Haley’s pep talk!    Read More

Breaking News: "If you don’t know where your story is going, that’s not a bad thing." Read the rest of Grant's pep talk here.    Read More

Breaking News: "I can promise you moments. Lots of tiny, magical storytelling moments..." Read the rest of Julie's pep talk letter!    Read More

Breaking News: "We ​​write​​ ​in order ​to​​ ​change​ ​the ​​world—to ​​change ​the​​ way​​ ​others​ view​​ life.​​" Read the rest of Anna's pep talk!    Read More

Breaking News: It's not about the word-count goal, it's not even about the novel. It's about you.    Read More

Breaking News: "Remember, you’ll never be the same writer again. You’ll never be the same age, or look at the world with the same eyes." Read more!    Read More

Breaking News: Beat the week two blues with prompts, pep talks, the procrastination station, and a secret trick. Read more here.    Read More

Breaking News: Need some extra noveling inspiration? Want to write alongside a supportive community? Check out a Virtual Write-In! Read more.    Read More

Breaking News: "Stay true to your vision." Read more of Dean Koontz's pep talk here.    Read More

Breaking News: Buckle up your noveling seat belts, 'cause NaNoWriMo 2017 has begun! Read more here to get started strong.    Read More

Breaking News: "This is your novel and only you know how to write it." Read more.    Read More

Breaking News: Even superheroes appreciate a good checklist. Writers and Educators, make sure you're prepared for NaNoWriMo 2017! Read more here!    Read More

Breaking News: Submit the synopsis of your novel for the chance to have your book's cover designed by a professional. Read more here!    Read More

Breaking News: Watch the Newbery Award-winning author live Friday, Oct. 20 at 10 AM PDT, or watch the archived video later. Read more!    Read More

Breaking News: Want to inspire thousands of YWP writers (and become NaNo famous)? Submit your idea for a pep talk by Monday, Oct. 30. Read more here!    Read More

Breaking News: Click "Yes, I accept" to the "Take the Challenge" box on your Dashboard to start your novel today. Read more here!    Read More

Breaking News: Chat with a NaNoWriMo intern and other young writers or educators. Read more here!    Read More

On Monday, September 25, all 18-year-olds' accounts will switch to "alumni" view. Learn more!    Read More

Get ready for your novel with workbooks, the forums, fun flair, and more.    Read More

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Your daily Camp Care Package is brought to you in partnership with We Need Diverse Books. This week's Camp Counselor is author Patrice Caldwell.    Read More

Your daily Camp Care Package is brought to you in partnership with We Need Diverse Books. This week's Camp Counselor is author Patrice Caldwell.    Read More

Wherever you’re at with your writing, don’t stop now! Sometimes the most exciting part of the story is when you get to see how it all turns out.    Read More

Your daily Camp Care Package is brought to you in partnership with We Need Diverse Books. This week's Camp Counselor is author Alexandra Duncan.    Read More

Your daily Camp Care Package is brought to you in partnership with We Need Diverse Books. This week's Camp Counselor is author Alexandra Duncan.    Read More

Feeling discouraged? Adjust your goal! Be brave, be adventurous, and embrace imperfection.    Read More

Your daily Camp Care Package is brought to you in partnership with We Need Diverse Books. This week's Camp Counselor is poet Amanda Lovelace.    Read More

Your daily Camp Care Package is brought to you in partnership with We Need Diverse Books. This week's Camp Counselor is poet Amanda Lovelace.    Read More

Your daily Camp Care Package is brought to you in partnership with We Need Diverse Books. This week's Camp Counselor is poet Amanda Lovelace.    Read More

Your daily Camp Care Package is brought to you in partnership with We Need Diverse Books. Last week's Camp Counselor was author Maurene Goo.    Read More

Your daily Camp Care Package is brought to you in partnership with We Need Diverse Books. This week's Camp Counselor is author Maurene Goo.    Read More

Your daily Camp Care Package is brought to you in partnership with We Need Diverse Books. This week's Camp Counselor is author Maurene Goo.    Read More

Your daily Camp Care Package is brought to you in partnership with We Need Diverse Books. This week's Camp Counselor is author Sona Charaipotra.    Read More

Your daily Camp Care Package is brought to you in partnership with We Need Diverse Books. This week's Camp Counselor is author Sona Charaipotra.    Read More

Your daily Camp Care Package is brought to you in partnership with We Need Diverse Books. Author Sona Charaipotra brings us this week's.    Read More

Sign up now to write the creative project of your dreams this July.    Read More

Are you 13 or older? Sign up for Camp NaNoWriMo and keep the creativity flowing all throughout March and April.    Read More

Tuesday, February 28 at 4 PM PST    Read More

Keep your novel going through the "Now What?" months.    Read More

Watch a webcast, read a blog post, pitch your novel to the pros - just keep the momentum going!    Read More

Help us improve by taking our NaNoWriMo survey, then explore the "Now What?" page.    Read More

Go to the NaNoWriMo page on the Project for Awesome site, click on our videos, VOTE, and help our non-profit organization earn money!    Read More

Love NaNoWriMo? Help us raise money by filming a video, or by voting on other videos about our non-profit organization.    Read More

November is over, and whether or not you met your word-count goal, we're proud of you! Take a moment to celebrate!    Read More

"You, my darling, reckless writer, are going to be okay. "    Read More

"Don’t surrender! Don’t turn back! We knew this would be a disaster before we began; let’s prove our mettle by finishing what we started."    Read More

"You owe this book to you."    Read More

"You are here because you are all Chosen Ones, and your stories have chosen you."    Read More

"But how do you get published without writing a terrible draft first? How do you learn to walk without falling?"    Read More

"It's easy to love a novel you haven't written yet."    Read More

"I hear you’re trying to do an impossible thing."    Read More

The only thing harder than writing a novel in a month is LOSING that novel because you didn't back it up.    Read More

It is so important to respect that part of you, the storyteller who still, despite everything, decided to sit down and write this month.    Read More

Your story matters. Today, go out and tell it.    Read More

My favorite gift. My favorite novel. A friend gave it to me. It was a ream of paper, 500 pages, blank.    Read More

It’s finally November - put down that leftover Halloween candy and start writing!    Read More

Submit your novel synopsis for the chance to have a professional designer create a cover for your book.    Read More

Are you an experienced Wrimo who learned the hard way what it takes to win (and stay sane) in November? Your fellow writers want to hear from you!    Read More

My favorite advice of all time for writing (and life) comes from a poem by Antonio Machado: "Caminante no hay camino / se hace camino al andar."    Read More

Write with us during your lunch break! Join us for Virtual Write-Ins during October and November. First one is this Thursday, October 27 at 12 PM PST.    Read More

Welcome to the new YWP site! Follow these simple steps to be ready to write your novel on November 1.    Read More

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