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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Tweet Chat: Meet Your July Camp Counselors!
Monday July 8, 2019, 3:00 PM PDT (Your Time Zone)
This July, your Camp Counselors will be dispensing words of wisdom, advice, and encouragement to all NaNo Campers. Kick off the start of this new Camp season by joining a few of our Counselors for a Tweet Chat on Monday, July 8, at 3 PM Pacific Time, with the hashtag #CampNaNoAdvice.
Your Current Camp Counselor:
Good luck with your writing, everyone! Your new Camp Counselors will arrive next April.
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!
Katya de Becerra was born in Russia, studied in California, immigrated to Australia in 2006, and now lives in Melbourne. She earned a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Melbourne. She is a mentor with 1st5Pages Writing Workshop, where she provides free critique to help foster new writing talent. Released in 2018, her debut novel What The Woods Keep is a genre-bender combining mystery, science fiction, and dark fantasy. Her second novel Oasis is forthcoming in 2020.
Yangsze Choo is a NYTimes bestselling author of The Ghost Bride (soon to be a Netflix Original series) and The Night Tiger, Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club Pick, Amazon’s Spotlight Pick, and one of USA Today’s best books of the year. Yangsze loves to eat and read, and often does both at the same time. She lives in California with her family and several chickens. Dark chocolate is her writing inspiration. Visit her blog at www.yschoo.com.
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