Writing Club prepares for Nanowrimo


During the Thursday Writing Club Meeting, Sophomores Janique A. and Abby L. look over author profiles on the Nanowrimo display.

The Nanowrimo writer profiles for Writing Club are now finished and on display in the English Center hallway. Writing club members prepared the display afterschool last Tuesday and put it up on last Thursday.

Nanowrimo, or National Novel Writing Month, is an event where participants strive to write 50,000 words for a novel or other prose writing throughout the month of November. Although the event is mainly for writing novels, participants have written works in various genres, including science fiction, fan fiction, and poetry.

The display includes profiles for each Writing Club member including a synopsis of the story they plan to write, a biography, and photos relating to their stories and of themselves.

Ashti Z. said, “We’re… kind of showing out in the open one of the activities we do… And in this particular activity is just people trying to accomplish writing a story of 50,000 words.”

This year, the Nanowrimo display serves to make the event more formal for student participants.

“Students would sign up for Nanowrimo [last year] just for extra credit, but they didn’t understand the purpose behind it,” Writing Club Sponsor Ayn Nys said. “Instead of pacing themselves over the month, [students] would try to write 10,000 words in one night.”

In addition to having a display, Writing Club will have meetings every Tuesday and Thursday this month for students who want work on their Nanowrimo writing afterschool. During these “write-in” meetings, students will compete to reach the highest wordcount, with the top students receiving cash or other prizes.

To start participating in Nanowrimo, visit http://www.nanowrimo.org/ to sign up and create an online profile.