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NaNoWriMo: 50k words, 30 days, utter exhaustion

NaNoWriMo: 50k words, 30 days, utter exhaustion

By Kayley Rapp, North Cobb HS, Kennesaw, Ga.

December 10, 2014


Filed under Books, Showcase

Every November, millions of writers undertake an enormous yet rewarding task: National Novel Writing Month, affectionately called NaNoWriMo. The task? Writing a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. On a last-minute, impulsive decision, I decided to participate in the challenge this year. Writing 50,000 wor...

California freshman self-publishes murder mystery novel

California freshman self-publishes murder mystery novel

By Garrett Kaighn, Sacramento Country Day School, Sacramento, Calif.

January 10, 2014


Filed under Books

Writing a novel is tough: you have to deal with writer’s block, a frustrating editor and especially the work and drama of middle school. Well, maybe not the last part — unless you’re freshman Anny Schmidt, who wrote and published a 200-page murder mystery novel as part of her eighth-gra...