NaNoWriMo · Writing

Camp NaNoWriMo July 2018

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It’s that time of year again. Yup, you know that one where we prepare to write 50,000 words in a month. Can you believe June is almost over? I can’t believe we are halfway through 2018 already. It’s been quite a year so far. I can’t wait until this year is over–then again I think I’ve been saying that for the past two years so…

As you guys may already be in the know every year writers from all over the world gather (online or at cafés) during the month of November to write their story. However, during the year there are two prep opportunities to get those creative ideas flowing.

There are writing camps in April and July that are built to prepare you for November. These two usually catch people by surprise. For some reason, I always miss the one in April. Don’t worry though if you can’t join in April or July it’s okay you can still join in come November.

What do you need to do?

Head on over to Camp NaNo website. Keep in mind that if you already have a NaNoWriMo login you can use it to log into the camp. Fill in your bio info, let people know a little about yourself and your project. Up next, create your project by giving it a title or if you don’t have a title yet a nickname and a genre. Here’s the interesting part that is my FAVORITE part of the camp. You can join a cabin! You can choose to be sorted (think sorting hat) into a public cabin with others. I did this last year and it was a blast. You can also create a cabin and have others join. If there’s already a cabin that you know about that you’d like to join you can do that too by requesting an invite. Now if you’d rather work steadily on your own, there is that option as well, I did this back in 2016.

How do you find existing cabins? Get on Twitter and ask the writing community. Join a writing group in your local area. Make a Facebook/Instagram announcement. Basically, let others know about it and who knows you might end up with a full cabin.

Ten days to go! Get ready!

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