Tents, campfires, marshmallows, s'mores, and 50,000 words. Grab that bug spray, slap on your hiking boots, and let's go to camp! http://www.campnanowrimo.org Camp runs April and July 2013! [All Ages Forum]
Finding Cabin Mates
Looking for someone to share your bunk with? Trying to find the right group of campers to tell ghost stories with? Here's the forum to find your cabin mates!
Camp Tech Help & Feedback
Having trouble making cabins work? Can't get your profile to behave? If you're having trouble with the Camp NaNoWriMo Website post here for help! [All Ages Forum]
Special Offers & Greetings from Camp NaNoWriMo Sponsors
Info about the special deals our good-looking and charismatic Camp 2013 corporate sponsors are offering to Wrimos. Questions about our sponsors' offers? Post 'em here!
Want to swap trading cards?
Have you gotten your NaNo Trading Cards, but are missing the one card you must have? Two Chris Batys, but you just have to have a Traveling Shovel of Death? Mix and match here, and collect them all!
Special Offers & Greetings from NaNo Sponsors
Info about the special deals our good-looking and charismatic 2012 corporate sponsors are offering to Wrimos. Questions about our sponsors' offers? Post 'em here!
30 Covers, 30 Days
Discussions, celebrations, and critiques of the NaNoWriMo book covers designed as part of the graphic design marathon known as "30 Covers, 30 Days."
Critiques, Feedback, & Novel Swaps
Looking for feedback on your manuscript? Have a stubborn paragraph that just won't punctuate properly? How about a query letter that needs polishing before you send it off? You'll find tons of help here, just be sure to read the guidelines before posting!
The Year of Doing Big, Fun, Scary Things Together
What will you explore in 2013?
Novel Draft Aftercare
Revising, Rewriting, Editing, Submitting & Publishing
Researching facts, figures, real world experiences and details.Can a hearse carrying a corpse drive in the car-pool lane? Why doesn't the hair on your arms grow as fast as the hair on your head? Can dolphins be trained to hunt torpedos? You have a question. Someone out there has an answer.
Is your plot running out of steam? Plot holes so deep you can drive a bus through them? Are you unsure of how to tie everything together? Unload your thorny plot problems here, and let our team of literary technicians get your book back on the right foot.
Everything from deep spiritual wisdom to down-and-dirty word-count tricks to help keep that book moving along towards the 50K finish line.
All the adoptables you could ever need. Find an abandoned plot, a character, a title, or even a catch phrase! Your One-Stop Adoption Shop!
Don't know what to name your main character's third uncle? Have a place that needs something better than "MC's Home Town"? Can't find the title that will make your novel a bestseller? Appellation Station is your home for all your naming needs. From titles to names, even pen names, this is your one-stop shop!
Whether you're looking for help developing your characters, can't figure out why your villain is unrelatable, or need to know what job would best suit a fairy looking to pay her way through college, this is your home for all things character related.
Rules, Regulations, & Other Minutiae
Is there something the FAQ didn't cover that you just have to have an official ruling on? This is the place where the detail-oriented gather to ponder the fine print. [All Ages Forum]
Site & Message Board Feedback & Suggestions
Comments and ideas for the NaNoWriMo.org site and NaNo forums in order to help us improve them this year and next year. [All Ages Forum]
All-Ages Coffee House
An all-ages safe corner to talk about life during NaNoWriMo. [All Ages Forum]
NaNoWriMo Ate My Soul
A clubhouse for novelists in distress.
This is Going Better Than I'd Hoped
Unexpected success stories from the frantic novel-writing front.
Word Wars, Prompts, & Sprints
Go mano-a-nano with other wrimos for word count & productivity. Step inside for a little help in getting started, keeping going or just some practice at getting the creative juices flowing.
Hit 50k? 10k? 1,674? Finished that unruly manuscript? Want to send a shoutout to everyone who's been there too? This is the place to do it!
Helpful Resources & Sites
A map of the parts of the world where amateur novelists are loved, admired, and given free shrimp dinners.
From polka to punk, music is the most powerful writing stimulant available without a prescription. What CDs do you rely on for writing inspiration? And what are your characters listening to?
PC? Cell phone? Smoke signals? What technology (or lack thereof) are you going to use to write your novel this year?
The Polling Booth
Survey says: post your polls here! There's nothing like a good multiple choice question.
Forbidding locales, extreme danger, quests, battles, smugglers, cowboys & pirates and of course ... ninjas. These are stories of challenges.
Provocative subjects and sensual tales where writers grapple with leaving less to the reader's imagination.
Other worlds or even places not unlike our own: planes of existence where magic is commonplace and fantastical creatures abound.
Grappling with the realities of 17th century kitchen technology? Need help making realistic dialogue for your pre-Columbian youth? Settle in for chats with your fellow novelists who are doing the time warp.
Horror & Supernatural
Graphic tales that leave you on the edge of your seat, hands trembling as you dare to write the next sentence.
Sure, grappling with complex personal and societal issues isn't the most marketable move. And no, we don't always have the tightest plots. But we sure know how to throw a party.
Mainstream & Realistic Fiction
Story-driven, able to be gobbled up in a single transcontinental plane ride. Real world, realistic people, realistic situations... but still fiction! May contain elements of some or all other genres.
Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense
Where mystery writers gather to find out who done it.
Religious, Spiritual, & New Age
A light-filled place to ponder the meaning of it all.
The young novelist thought she had everything she wanted...until this handsome forum walked into her life and changed everything forever.
Satire, Humor, & Parody
Laugh the month away, or writing a scathing satire of current events!
Interplanetary travel, other planets and extreme technology. Pop by the cafe for coffees of the galaxy.
Young Adult & Children's Lit
A clubhouse for those writing novels geared for young ones.
Writing a crossover Potter/Twilight fic? Want to talk to your fellow fanfic writers about the challenges of writing fanfiction? Here's the place to discuss the unique challenges of writing fanfiction!
A gentle way to start your NaNoWriMo experience. Come in and introduce yourself and your project. If you're a veteran, stop by and offer your oodles of encouragement. There's no such thing as a stupid question, or a stupid novel.
NaNo University: Instructors
Teaching a college, university, or community education class on NaNoWriMo? This forum's for you to share advice, lesson plans, strategies, and anything else related to teaching NaNoWriMo to the post-secondary crowd.
NaNo University: Students
Participating in NaNoWriMo and going to college or university at the same time? This forum is for college and university students to talk, mingle, and commiserate.
Come Write In
The place for libraries and bookstores to share tips and tricks for hosting NaNoWriMo events!
Age Group: Teens
Writing a novel in high school or your first years of college? We're impressed. Gather here to talk about the special challenges of balancing school and NaNo work, offer tips on getting classroom credit for participating, and discuss the perpetual problem of getting parents to understand your quest for 50K! [All Ages Forum]
Age Group: 20s
Some may call you Generation Y. Perhaps you're the the first internet enabled generation, but we know you as swift young novelists. This is your forum!
Age Group: 30s & 40s
A little corner for those who are just a little older, maybe not any wiser, but definitely in this together.
Age Group: 50+
Tired of the young whipper snappers? Pull up a rocker and rest with your fellow geezers (and rant about "kids these days"). Don't worry, we know the real secret... 50-and-overs have the highest win rates in NaNoWriMo.
For military members stationed at home or overseas.
Fans & Critics
Wild about your favorite movie? Disappointed in an author's latest offering? Here's a place to rave or rant about your favorite movie/book/anime/cartoon/whatever.
Writing Groups & Clubs
A comfy place for writerly groups doing NaNoWriMo en masse. Groups are brought together by a connection of interests from across regional boundaries. This is the place to create your thread for your online group, your food preferences, or any other loose-knit group taking part in the NaNo escapade together.
Make or find a NaNo word count calendar, get signature banner creation help, share your fabulous art, and discuss the fine nuances of cover art generation!
You're writing a memoir, a script, a nonfiction book about turtles or something else that's not a novel. You're a NaNoRebel, baby! Converse with your fellow outlaws here.
Refugees from Script Frenzy can hang out here to discuss the trials and joys of writing a script! It's a different beast from writing a novel, and here you'll find the support from your fellow Scripters!
Marketing, Self-promotion, & Stuff For Sale
Our own little swap meet where NaNoWriMo participants get a stall to spread the word about their just-released book, sell off their old Alphasmart, or sing the praises of their writing blog.
Games, Diversions, & Other Exciting Forms of Procrastination
If there's one thing more fun than working on your novel in November, it's not working on your novel in November. Come here for a relaxing mental vacation full of bumping, egregiously erroneous information, movie-title tag, word-association, and much, much more.
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