NaNoWriMo's Summer Writing Program
Stay cool and creative all summer by participating in Camp NaNoWriMo's July sessioneither online over at Camp NaNoWriMo, or offline by using our writer-friendly, print-out-able Summer Writing Program resources. Choose a project you care about, set an ambitious goal, get feedback on your progress, and receive support from an international community of fellow writers.

Warning: chance of creativity very high!

Download NaNoWriMo's Summer Writing Program resources!

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The Basics

  • Now: Declare your wild and fantastic writing project.

  • Also Now: Set a challenging-but-realistic goal for how many words, pages, or hours you want to write in July.

  • June: Plan out your project, but don’t start writing yet! If you need help, ask a librarian or other adult for advice. Check out our Young Novelist Workbooks and visit the YWP Camp NaNoWriMo forums to chat with other young writers.

  • July: Lock up your Evil Inner Editor and write, write, write! Track your progress every day, and color in your chart to see how far you’ve come.

  • August: Whether you reach your goal or not, it’s time to celebrate! Ask a librarian or other adult for revising help and publishing ideas. You did it!

Are you 13 or older? Sign up for a Camp NaNoWriMo account!

In addition to these offline resources, with a Camp NaNoWriMo account, you'll get access to a ton of fun stuff, including Camp Care Packages, be sorted into a private or public online cabin with other writers, and be able to watch your word count (or hour or page count!) chart go up and up and up.

Are you an adult who wants to facilitate NaNo's Summer Writing Program?

Spend your summer guiding young writers to craft the novels, comic books, and scripts of their dreams (not to mention epic poems and letters to a future self). Our facilitator resources include posters, materials for individual writers,  and a group progress chart. 

Download our facilitator resources!

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Need more NaNo? Need it NaNoNow?*

Check out the NaNoWriMo blog. Search the Camp NaNoWriMo hashtag for Camp-specific advice and motivation!

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*See what we did there? Follow us to experience that level of artistry/ dorky dad jokery all year round!