One of the cool things about taking teen writing at Bellevue College, is working with a published author. Lois Brandt (who is certifiably awesome) teaches Writing Short Stories in the Teenage Novelist program. Students rave about her classes, which have included the “Write a Novel in 30 Days” class she usually teaches in November (to go along with NaNoWriMo) and “Editing Your Manuscript.”
…and yes, I am going to buy the tee-shirt.
The task? Write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Usually, Iuse NationalNovel Writing Month to get as much word count aspossible on my work-in-progress. This is already cheating—but since I’ve nevercome close to winning, I haven’t felt guilty about it.
But three days before the start of this year’s NaNo, myeditor says, “Katherine, we need to start thinking about 2013.” » Read more about: What I Learned by "Winning" NaNoWriMo Through Cheating and Trickery »