We are all trying to do NaNo at my house…even my kids. Especially my kids.
It started as a way to do a little enrichment and manage to carve out some writing time.
It turned into a major project. For them, 50K is a bit extreme. Thank goodness NaNo has an alternative – NaNoWriMo’s Young Writer’s Program. In this program, my kids can pick a word count – and change it up through mid November.
To prepare, my beautiful kids did something even many seasoned writers don’t do – they outlined, plotted and prepared. See the pictures below…this is what my wonderful kids do for fun!
My youngest likes to use a web to get her ideas on paper
While my oldest uses a plot line and then does some research – A LOT of research!!!
And you know what, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Besides, when they write – I get to write. Truly a win-win for all of us.
Besides – all their hard work forces me to commit too.
If your kids like creative writing, give the NaNo for Young People a try. You won’t be sorry.