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One week until NaNoWriMo...
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November 1 is just one week away, and you've got characters to develop, plots to plan, and homework to procrastinate. Get ready to spend a month exploring the unknown depths of your imagination—get ready for a month as a NaNoWriMo writer. 

Writer's Checklist

  1. Accept the NaNoWriMo challenge. 

  2. Brainstorm and plan with our Young Novelist Workbooks. Worried about how to face that first blank page this November? Check out the "Back to the Beginning" activity. Still need to figure out your plot? Check out the "Outlining Your Plot" activity complete with funtastic plot roller coaster. 

  3. Take notes in the on-site writing space. (Note: you can't actually start adding chapters until November 1. That means nothing you add to the writing space now will count towards your word-count goal, but it's great practice!)

  4. Check out our other NaNo Prep resources for last-minute tips. 

  5. If you’re 13 or older, join the NaNo Prep forum to chat with other young writers around the world about noveling (and whether or not cheese-flavored ice cream is a good idea... I mean, it's all dairy, right?). 

Educator's Checklist

  1. Create your virtual classroom(s)

  2. Help students sign up for accounts, join your classroom, and announce their novels. Students don't need email addresses if they sign up using your classroom code.

  3. Check out the Common Core-aligned lesson plans and student-friendly Young Novelist Workbooks on the Teaching Resources page.

  4. Learn the Top 6 Most Useful Classroom Features You Might Not Know About.

  5. Download the Digital Classroom Kit, with certificates, printable pep talks, illustrated quotes, and more.

We so excited to start this noveling adventure with you!

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