I love fall. This time of the year with the colors and the cool air has always been my favorite. This year the experience of the season is bringing together another love… Writing. The best part, the whole family is going to enjoy the experience together.
Thanks to our local library we have discovered the NaNoWriMo. What? National Novel Writing Month. November is a time to put your writing skills to the test and challenge yourself to completing 50,000 words between the 1st and the 30th.
The kids have been very excited. Their goal as young writers is 30,000 words. They have come up with some amazing characters and story ideas. They have researched and studied and really prepared for their challenge. Even the littlest! (Although I will be happy with any story she can come up with!)
Tonight we took the first step and attending the NaNoWriMo kick off and it was interesting to see so many people with so many ideas and reasons for taking the challenge. I look forward to reading what my children come up with along the way. We are taking this challenge as a home school project and I hope it will be a big learning experience for them. Learning about character development, setting, and plots. As well as the basics of sentence structure and grammar.
It was a great night and I look forward to all the next 30 days has to offer for this challenge!
Let the creative thinking begin!