The greatest thing about Camp NaNoWriMo is that you don’t write alone. Whether you’re tackling a first draft or a seventh, a script or a memoir, there are writers who’ve forged similar paths, ready to offer their help.
Check out inspiration, advice, and encouragement from these trailblazing authors as you set out to discover your creativity.
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Each Camp session, we’re joined by published authors who act as “counselors” in your Camp Messages inbox and on our blog. Our Camp Counselors for April have hung up their whistles, but stay tuned to find out who our July Counselors will be!
Your Current Camp Counselor:
Our Camp Counselors will start their sessions in July!
July 2019 Camp Counselors:
Kat Yeh is the award-winning author of middle grade novels, The Way to Bea and The Truth About Twinkie Pie (an NPR Best Book of 2015 written during NaNoWriMo!) from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, and picture book, The Friend Ship, from Disney-Hyperion—as well as others. Kat currently lives with her family in Philadelphia, PA. Learn more at katyeh.com
P.S. You pronounce her last name YAY!
Kat Zhang is an author of books for teens and children. Her Young Adult trilogy, The Hybrid Chronicles, is published with HarperCollins, and she has two Middle Grades, The Emperor’s Riddle and The Memory of Forgotten Things, as well as two picture books, Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao and sequel Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon with Simon & Schuster. She wrote her first novel for NaNoWriMo a great many years ago!
Yangsze Choo is a NYTimes bestselling novelist and a fourth generation Malaysian of Chinese descent. After graduating from Harvard University, she worked in various corporate jobs and had a briefcase before writing her first novel, The Ghost Bride, which is currently in production as a Netflix Original series. Her second novel, The Night Tiger, (February 2019 Flatiron Books and Quercus UK) was Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine’s Book Club Pick for April 2019, as well as Amazon’s Spotlight Pick for Best Book of the Month, February 2019.
We encourage a huge variety of writing during each Camp session. Here are guides to just a few of the projects our participants have worked on.
We keep an archive of advice from our Camp Counselors in past years. Click through the questions, or check back for a chance to ask your own!
Language and Dialogue
How do I avoid…
The Writing Life