Is your child a budding novelist?

by | Jun 3, 2010 | Resources & Links

Ever heard of NaNoWriMo? Short for National Novel Writing Month, it’s an amazing writing event that takes place every November.

I love that NaNoWriMo also has a Young Writers Program that’s open to children 17 and under. The challenge? Pump out a novel in 30 days.

According to the website, “The only thing that matters in NaNoWriMo is output. It’s all about quantity, not quality. The high-velocity approach forces you to lower your expectations, take risks, and write on the fly.”

Free Resources

NaNoWriMo offers some great resources to help your students along their writing journey—“new and improved, 100% awesome, non-lame” Young Novelist Workbooks.

You can download the workbooks here absolutely FREE! Choose from:

  • Elementary Student Noveling Workbook
  • Middle School Student Noveling Workbook
  • High School Student Noveling Workbook

Ready for a crazy, roller-coaster November? Register here for the NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program!


  1. Kim

    JoJo: What a great way for your daughter to use her gifts!

    Heidi: That sounds so great for Ashley. I was really impressed with the scope and quality of the workbooks. They’re a wonderful resource. I think it will add a spark to her writing year!

  2. Heidi

    Thanks for sharing this, Kim. I’m downloading the high school workbook as I type this. I think we’ll make this part of Ashley’s next school year! 🙂

    I’ve heard of NaNoWriMo before but had never really checked it out.

  3. JoJo Tabares

    My kids love to write, but I know many don’t. This is a great idea. My dd has written a few novels and has just now embarked on a freelance writing career to help her earn a living while at college.

    My son, age 11, has been writing his own novels this year. He’s actually pretty good.

    What blessings come from reading and writing! My kids are never bored and always doing something creative.

    Great resource, Kim!


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