National Novel Writing Month

Katelynn Showers, Reporter

National Novel Writing Month Young Writer’s Person, or YWP NaNoWriMo, is held during November every year. Students can choose their own word count, something challenging but not stressful.

“Honestly, my favorite part of NaNoWriMo was being able to set a goal,” junior, Stacy Rogers said.

Creative Writing Club is hosting meetings in the Library Computer Lab during lunch every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Students can sign up for YWP NaNoWriMo around late October at the library.

“It’s a place to come to write or get support,” librarian, Rebecca Love said.

The library will have free workbooks for writers participating in YWP NaNoWriMo after fall break. McClintock is also participating in word wars with Marcos de Niza during November on the Young Writer’s Program website (

During November each can write anything – comic strips, poetry, autobiographies, fiction or non-fiction.

“I write mostly fantasy and adventure novels,” sophomore, Siam Hunter said.

“I like to write action-romance novels in the teenager age range; something that I would enjoy reading.” Rogers said.

YWP NaNoWriMo is a great way to get involved with the writing community, meet new writer’s, and have chances of getting you’re work published.

If students reach their word count at the end of November, they’ll have the chance to print 5 copies of your novel in book format, which can be used at Advanced Reader Copies.

NaNoWriMo Prep Month began on Thurs., Oct., 1, 2015 and ends 11:59 pm on Oct. 31. YWP NaNoWriMo writing begins at 12:00 am on Nov. 1. Visit the Young Writer’s Program at