We’ve all heard of nano seconds, nano ipods and little Japanese toys called nano’s but here’s another idea for your nano stash words. Nano is short for NaNoWriMo which stands for National Novel Writing Month and it’s anything but small.
Every year the Letters of Light in California sponsor a novel writing month for anyone who wishes to participate. It’s thirty days of grueling, I mean, fun work! There are two programs. One is called NaNoWriMo and the other is the Young Writer’s Program. The YWP is designed to be used in a classroom.
The original NaNo participants make their own webpage on the Nano site and write approximately 1667 words per day for the month of November. That’s about 50,000 words by the time you’re done – if it’s not a full length novel, its’ well on it’s way to becoming one. The YWP allows teachers and parents to set the word limit per day for students so if you participate in YWP, your word count will be less.
The fun thing for Nano is you can make your own author’s page, download a cool pic of you and post your website or your blog. And…ta da…you can post your word count daily to track your progress.
Nano stats are very cool and you can find them on the websites – it’s a worldwide thing:
Nano, the writing one, is a wonderful thing. Stay tuned for Nano secrets here at Teen Word Factory in the weeks ahead.