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Breaking News: Make a video about NaNoWriMo for Project for Awesome, or vote this weekend to help us raise money for our 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

Hello, countdown to November...    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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