Camp NaNo Begins July 1!

Do you have a story to tell?

Now is the time. The team who inspired over 20,000 writers to knock out their novel during NaNoWriMo invites you to Camp NaNo. Pack your pens, your laptop, and your world building notes.

Q: So what is Camp NaNoWriMo?

A swift kick in the pants to get your story started. Also a national movement. Started in 2011 as a challenge to write 50,000 words during the summer instead of November, the traditional month of NaNo.
Camp NaNo sign-in screen
Q: Can I write about ducks?

Write about anything you want. Any genre you can conceive. It can even be true! This time around, the Office of Letters and Light has officially sanctioned non-fiction. Go you can write that epic cookbook and share 50,000 ways to say “delicious.”

Q: Why are you crazy people doing this?

Humans are storytelling creatures. We write for ourselves, for our ancestors, and for those to come after us. Writers bring laughter, tears, or a first kiss to life on the page. We may write in service to a higher power, or to satisfy a capricious muse.

The more important question is, “Why do *you* write?”

Q: If I don’t write 50,000 words, do I fail?

Not at all. Just show up. Camp NaNo lets you set your goal as low as 10k. Do what you can. Write one word more than you have today, and I’ll be first in line to congratulate you. It’s all about the journey. NaNo can help you make that next step.

Q: What if I need a bigger challenge?

The sky’s the limit this year. If you’ve got winged fingers (or 8 arms), you can set your word-count as high as 999,999 words. Go forth and be awesome.

So what are you waiting for?

Go sign up already. End July with more words than you have today.

There will never be a better time to start.

Visit the Ferrets during Camp NaNo!

Jessica | Michelle | Rebekah | Serena

Want to know more? Check out the Camp NaNo FAQ.

11 thoughts on “Camp NaNo Begins July 1!

  1. I’m so excited for July’s camp! This is the first time I have participated in a summer NaNo challenge, and I feel more motivated because I’m way more busy during November!

    I loved that you pointed out that you do not “fail” if you don’t meet your goal, because you are still closer to finishing your story than you were before. Well said! It definitely makes me feel better about previous years.

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