Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Day 14: Blood Brothers Count Down Day 14 of 28: NaNoWriMo; The Young Writers Program

Day 14: Blood Brothers Count Down Day 14 of 28: NaNoWriMo; The Young Writers Program 

My new novel, Blood Brothers, is to be launched on 1st October. This is day 14 of the countdown to the launch. Half way there!

And, today, it is more on NaNoWriMo and their young writer's program.  

Nothing for me is more important than giving young people the confidence to start writing. Here is what the the Chris Angotti, the NaNoWriMo Director of Programs, has to say about their program.

"Every year, kids and teens around the world turbo-charge their writing during the month of November.

We consider NaNoWriMo the ultimate power-up for classroom creativity: with more resources than you can shake a Procrastination Slug at (note: we don’t recommend this) and a community all its own, our Young Writers Program will bring the novel-in-a-month challenge to nearly 100,000 K-12 students in 2013. We do this in a couple of ways:

The first is through our 2,000 brilliant, energetic educators. Starting in September, they order our free classroom kit, take advantage of our Common Core-aligned curricula, and get their students organized in Virtual Classrooms. For a sense of how one teacher makes it all happen, check out Kim Votry’s video of her kids’ planning-to-self-publishing journey.

The second is through our giant crew of independent young writers. Even now, they’re gabbing in our forums, filling out our engaging prewriting workbooks (they’ve got you covered on character building), and revisiting past pep talks for some early inspiration. (Did you know we had two Newbery and two Printz Award winners provide pep last year?)

We’re incredibly proud of the work we do with the YWP. We believe that stories matter for everyone, and that they especially matter for kids and teens."

You can read the rest of this post at this link; http://nanowrimo.org/en/breaking_news
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