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Writing camp and you don’t have to leave home !

Camp NaNoWriMo

I can’t believe how fast the first three months of the year have gone.  End of March and still snow on the ground, but that is not what this post is about. It is camp time!  If you have read the blog before you know I work better with deadlines and commitments.  So for April I signed up for Camp Nanowrimo . It is part of National Novel Writing Month which takes place in November where you write a novel (50,000) in a month.  Camp Nanowrimo is similar but a bit different in that you can choose your word count.  It is also neat in that if you want they will assign you to a cabin with writers from all over the world.  The cabin has the writer’s bio and an area for cabin mates to discuss what they are doing and encourage each other.  It is free and you can get on-line support. You can also check out forums and get in on discussions.  If you, like me, need that extra push to get writing this is a neat way to do it.

Here is their direct quote “Camp NaNoWriMo is a virtual writer’s retreat, designed for maximum flexibility and creativity. We have Camp sessions in both April and July, and we welcome word-count goals between 30 and 1,000,000. In addition, writers can tackle any project they’d like, including new novel drafts, revision, poetry, scripts, and short stories.”

Check it out and hoping we connect at camp!

You can always start now!

7 thoughts on “Writing camp and you don’t have to leave home !

  1. This is a great idea! Online writing communities are so helpful if you can’t get yourself to a remote retreat or find a willing and available group of local writers. Looking forward to hearing how it goes in April 🙂

    1. Had first write-in at library April 1st. Check out National Novel Writing Month in November as that is neat also and free. Community and accountability works for me. Plus a deadline!

  2. I did NaNo last November, but shied off this one. However, you’ve made it sound excellent so next year I may follow it up. Thank you for this 🙂

      1. I think assigning your own word count intrigued me. The full NaNo is hard with life to juggle round it. This sounds more relaxed (if that’s the right word) and maybe easier to manage? I’m also intrigued by the cabin thing. Does that drive motivation and actual author interaction? Might look at it for July. Thanks for mentioning that ?

        1. Agree 50,000 words in November is full on. I set myself 10,000 words for the month. Doable. The cabin interaction is what you and the others make it in the cabin. People do word sprints. You can check in whenever and see how people are doing word count wise. I work better with a deadline so this works for me.

      2. Sounds intriguing and setting your own wordcount is a good thing. The November one is quite full on with life going on around it. Do the camps help with author interaction and mojo? Might have to look into the July one so thanks for the heads up there !

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