This started November 1st. It’s the youth part of the National Novel Writing Month for adults, and runs from November 1st through the 30th, 2008.
Even if your child doesn’t participate in the event, and set a word count goal, they should at least sign up to receive the wonderful pep talks, emails, from various authors. There are, also, three e-workbooks you can download for free on creative writing.
I downloaded the elementary one, and it looks like a pretty helpful resource. Click on the highlighted corresponding words for the middle school and high school workbooks. Better yet, just go to the website and check it out for yourself, visit the forums, get ideas, inspiration and support. The website, itself, is wonderful with writing helps and prompts.
Brhiannon, who is a VERY reluctant writer has started on her novel. I frankly don’t care how far she gets with her word count. What matters is that this site inspired her to try something she normally wouldn’t.