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Get Ready for Camp! *changed*

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 1:00 PM

Hello everyone! :wave:


I have created a chat room where you can go to get help, ask questions, and hang out with the cool kids. 8-) Camp NaNo WriMo Chat Room. It's a 24/7 chat room, so feel free to go in whenever you want! I will try to be around as much as I possibly can, but I'll be wrangling some people in to help. I will hold random write ins and word wars, and you can hold your own in the chat room, so go crazy!

 

It's almost April, and you know what that means! (or maybe you don't, but read on to find out!) April means it's Camp NaNo WriMo! If  you've never heard of Camp NaNo WriMo before, it's short for National Novel Writing Month, just like in November. But instead of being later in the year, Camp NaNo WriMo is in the summer time! This year, that means the two sessions of Camp are being held in April and July!

 

Still don't know what I'm talking about? National Novel Writing Month means that, in a span of 30 days, participants will write 50,000* words.

 

That's:

 

:bulletpink: 1,667 words per day if they're writing every day.

:bulletpink: 2,273 words per day if they're only writing on weekdays.

:bulletpink: 6,250 words per day if they're only writing on weekends.


Scared yet? You should be. Because as T.S. Eliot says: "April is the cruelest month." There is not only Camp NaNo going on during April, but ScriptFrenzy and NaPo WriMo as well. If you're doing all three, you're in for a hard month, but it'll be even more rewarding. GrimFace242 has written a lovely article about this year's National Poetry Writing Month, and ShadowedAcolyte has written a very information article about this year's Script Frenzy!


*This year, the hosts of Camp NaNo WriMo, the Office of Letters and Light, has decided that you will be able to choose your word counts, and you are not restricted to working only on novels!

 

To prepare for Camp NaNo WriMo, I'm going to list a few tips. My very first one is to go join the Camp NaNo WriMo website (www.campnanowrimo.org). If you have a login for the official NaNo WriMo website, you can log in with that information. Read the articles there, join your very own Cabin (a group of people who can help goad you on). If you want more tips, you can go to GrimFace242's articles that he slaved over last October: Preparing for NaNo WriMo Part 1 and Preparing for NaNo WriMo Part 2.

 

:bulletpink: Plan. If you're not a planner, plan. Even if you only plan out your characters, that's better than going in alone and without anything.

:bulletpink: Try to get ahead. Even if you only write a couple hundred words more than is required each day, those extra couple hundred will build up.

:bulletpink: Don't panic. There are a bunch of people who are going through the same thing you are. Go talk to them.

:bulletpink: Have things researched before-hand. This way you don't get distracted with TVtropes when you should be writing.

:bulletpink: If you're getting stuck, work on something else. This year they have things set up so that you don't have to work on any single thing.

:bulletpink: Always remember to have fun. This isn't supposed to be stressful. If you feel like you're going to have a heart attack, take a break!

 

And remember, we are always here for you. If you need help, just go up and ask someone, don't be shy. We usually don't bite here at CRLiterature. Have tons of fun!



Camp NaNo WriMo is coming up! Here are some tips and trick to help you prepare for it! Have fun!
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SourAir Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I think I'm going to try this in July when I have more time; it seems really cool! :D
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student Writer
:w00t: That's awesome! Look out for the article I'll be posting on July's :D
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SourAir Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'll keep an eye out for it! Thanks! :D
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student Writer
:iconyayzplz: You're welcome ;D
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idoreallytry Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
anyone that actually tries to do this is superhuman! :omfg: :salute: i'm sort of glad I have too much revision :phew: otherwise i'd actually do this!
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student Writer
Nah, we're just regular humans, with a hint of crazy in us. :huggle: You can do it in July!
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idoreallytry Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
The craziness makes you unique, which is just another word for awesome in my opinion! :highfive: I would but my sixth form induction starts on the 17th june and ends 19th july :cries: Maybe next year!
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student Writer
Haha, thanks.

And don't forget, there's the official NaNo WriMo in November.
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DorianHerestor Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww, I really want to do this! But I found out about it just now so I don't have enough time to prepare anything :'-( Plus, I have a bunch of tests and essays and school stuff to do this month...:-(
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student Writer
There's always July!
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DorianHerestor Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay!
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Student Writer
:w00t:
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Crazy-and-Proud Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
I know, I found out about it last minute. At least they do it every year though! Just think of it as an /extra/ long time to prepare now!
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DorianHerestor Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, isn't that good news! There's also the one in July, which is good because it gives me and you enough time to prepare and not enoug time for us to forget about what we want to write about, right?
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Crazy-and-Proud Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Good point!
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DeviBrigard Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Didn't think I was going to do it, but then I signed up today.
Time to go attack that chat room....
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student Writer
:w00t: I'm rooting for you :D
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DeviBrigard Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
:la:
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illiarovanna Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This sounds fun! But don't know if I can... Iz sad. :( Too much school.
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Student Writer
It's such a blast. I think everyone should at least give it a try. Even if you don't meet your goal, you still have more words than yous started out with. :D
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illiarovanna Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:D Yeah, your right. I need to try setting a writing pace again anyways. (As long as my ideas are copy-righted after I upload them.) ? :P
I really want to!
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Student Writer
Upload them where?

Do it!
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SolitudeMais Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I'm doing my first Camp NANOWRIMO this year and this helped a lot! C:
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Student Writer
Sweet! Welcome! What are you going to be working on?
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NoxInEralon Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I took part in NaNoWriMo in November of 2012 for the first time, and I loved the daylights out of it! I'm still going through the editing portion of that novel and getting it ready to publish, but I'm super excited for Camp anyway, I'm already sorted into my cabin and ready to go :)

It's nice to know that here on dA I'll have a place to hang out and chat with other participants. I don't know how often I'll get to hang out in that chat, but I'll be there as much as I can that's for sure. Thanks for setting all this up for us ^^
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Student Writer
That's great! Good luck with editing!

I'll see you around! Can't wait to see you there :D

You're welcome :D It's quite fun, actually. :huggle:

So what are you working on for Camp?
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NoxInEralon Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I have some lovely people right here on dA from the #Beta-Readers group that responded to a profile I put up asking for help with the editing who are going through the whole thing.

I can't wait to get started! I'm going to be working on an anthology of short stories about the characters in the novel I wrote for NaNoWriMo. Sort of an insight into how their world functions and what the characters were like before the events of the novel because I made really cool back stories and everything but with the novel focusing around one central character and the 12 others + 8 deities all being sort of side characters I wanted to do something so that all the work wasn't in vain. I'm going to try for Camp in July too and do a second anthology at that time.

What about you? What are you writing for Camp?
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Student Writer
Ah, #Beta-Readers is a great group. :D

Ooh, that sounds so interesting, and it's definitely a Tolkien move. :highfive:

I'm working on a sort of supernatural/paranormal story. It'll be my first time actually trying to write a novel in that genre, so we'll see how that works out.
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NoxInEralon Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed it is, I'd be lost without them ^^

Well I thought with so much effort put into the world itself and the history of the characters it was the least I could do. Learn from the best, as they say XD

Ohhh! I love paranormal stuff :heart: Good luck writing it, I hope it turns out well for you :D
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Student Writer
:nod:

Of course!

Thanks :D
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AimeeRaindrop Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional Writer
Yay! My first year doing Camp NaNoWriMo and I'm rebelling by writing a blog series of 20,000 words on living with a mental health disorder. Something I hope will speak to people, make people realise they are not alone, make people laugh at times and perhaps help me a bit. Bring it on. I can't wait! :D
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Student Writer
:w00t: That sounds extremely cool :D
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AimeeRaindrop Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you :D
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Student Writer
You're welcome ;D
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MotleyDreams Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Death by shovel made me laugh. Thank you! (I needed that.) I'll have to bring back out the avatar that someone on dA made which demands coffee or the protagonist dies. :D
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Student Writer
Haha, you're welcome. :D Oooh, that avatar sounds great :D
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TheLawOfZeroDivision Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student General Artist
oh fuck.must..run..away..NO I CAN'T DO IT!
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student Writer
Just try! Haha, even if you don't finish, you still have more words than you had when you started.
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HyourinmaruIce Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
"Avoid Car accidents" Hmm... thank you.

I signed up for the camp and I cant wait! This is going to be soo much fun!
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student Writer
You're welcome :giggle:

Yay! Camp is great!
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HyourinmaruIce Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
=D

It looks like it!
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Student Writer
I'm sure you'll have tons of fun :D
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ReallyLostMyMind Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student Writer
During November, I was at a write in and this little boy came in to visit his mother. It was towards the end of the month and apparently he had been doing his own story, but he had gotten stuck today. His mom leaned down and told him "if you get stuck, insert ninjas." Right afterwards my friend and I told him to put in velociraptor eggs if he got stuck again. My November story turned out very strange, because those were my two options when I ran out.
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student Writer
That's so funny! Ninjas and velociraptor eggs would make for a very interesting story :D
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CheshireLies Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
I'm super excited, my cabin looks pretty active and we're all in a similar genre (by coincidence) so we have something in common to chat about.
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student Writer
That's so much fun! What's your genre?
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CheshireLies Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
I'm doing a sequel to my novel, in the thriller genre! Are you doing it?
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student Writer
Ooh, that sounds extremely cool! Of course I'm doing it, ahah :D Been doing it ever since Camp started :D
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CheshireLies Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
What are you writing?
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Student Writer
I'm writing a supernatural/paranormal. :D First time writing in this genre, so I'm excited! :D
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