Camp NaNoWriMo

campMy very favorite time of year is June when I’m teaching writers in grades 5-10. For the past few summers, I’ve taught a class called, “How to Write a Novel Over the Summer” with my friend and fellow writer, Cathy Walker-Gilman. Our class is built primarily around the materials from the Young Writers’ Program of NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month.

Some of our students also join Camp NaNoWriMo for inspiration.

In addition to How to Write a Novel, I also teach genre fiction classes which are part “appreciating the genre” and part “give the genre a try”. For two summers I taught Lasers Vs. Wands which was all Science Fiction and Fantasy. Yay!
This summer I offered a new class called, “Monsters and Mayhem”. It was a class about thrillers, horror, mystery, and suspense. A highlight was the day Cathy (who has a degree in Victorian Lit) presented about ghosts and creepy realities of the Victorian Era.


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Jenna Lincoln