Category Archives: Composition

NaNoWriMo Starts November 1st

Neutral_180_180_whiteNational Novel Writing Month starts November 1st. It’s a:

…writing event where the challenge is to complete an entire novel in just 30 days. For one month, you get to lock away your inner editor, let your imagination take over, and just create!

That means participants begin writing November 1 and must finish by midnight, November 30. The word-count goal for our adult program is 50,000 words, but the Young Writers Program (YWP) allows 17-and-under participants to set reasonable, yet challenging, individual word-count goals.

In 2010, 200,000 adults participated through our main site, and 41,000 young writers participated through the YWP.

The site offers lots of free resources for young writers and educators, such as workbooks, lesson plans, links, and more.

Labels: Composition, Freebies
Posted by Maureen Sklaroff

What’s Great About America Essay Contest

I just learned about another essay contest for students ages 13-18. I added it to my writing contest page, but thought I’d post about it also, so that no one misses it. It is Stossel in the Classroom’s What’s Great About America essay contest and is open to kids aged 13-18. Homeschoolers are specifically mentioned as being welcome to participate! There are multiple cash prizes.

BTW, I am not promoting any political views here.

Labels: Academic Competitions, Composition, Language Arts
Posted by Maureen Sklaroff