November is NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo is a fun way to get yourself and others in your family to write that novel that we all say we’ll write “someday.” The adult program encourages people to write everyday in the month of November until they end up with a 50,000 word novel. The children’s program can be started at any time and children can set their own word limits. The point of NaNoWriMo is to ignore your inner editor and write as much as you can.

Creative writing has tons of benefits.

  • It expands the imagination and improves their ability to come up with alternatives which leads to better problem solving skills.
  • Kids can have a hard time understanding and expressing how they feel. Through creative writing they have a safe space to explore their feelings which leads to better self expression.
  • Writing lets kids assert themselves and use their voice leading to self confidence.

These are only some of the benefits of creative writing.

To participate on the NaNoWriMo website kids over 13 can register themselves on the NaNoWriMo website and kids under 13 can be registered by there parents with an adult’s e-mail address. You can also do something less official and write in a notebook or with your own typing software.

If you want to participate in NaNoWriMo as a family then check out the main portion of NaNoWriMo’s website.

Want to inspire your child or teen with some books on creative writing? Look for these titles in our catalog and Libby. If it’s not in our express collection, let us know.  We can get it for you.