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The official NaNoWriMo handbook that inspires young people to tackle audacious goals and complete their creative projects. Partly a how-to guide on the nitty-gritty of writing, partly a collection of inspiration to set (and meet) ambitious goals, Brave the Page is the go-to resource for middle-grade writers. Narrated in a fun, refreshingly kid-friendly voice, it champions NaNoWriMo's central mission that everyone's stories deserve to be told. The volume includes chapters on character, plot, setting, and the like; motivating essays from popular authors; advice on how to commit to your goals; a detailed plan for writing a novel or story in a month; and more! National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that believes in the transformational power of creativity. They provide the structure, community, and encouragement to help people find their voices, achieve creative goals, and build new worlds--on and off the page. With its first event in 1999, the organization's programs now include National Novel Writing Month in November, Camp NaNoWriMo, the Young Writers Program, Come Write In, and the 'Now What?' Months. Includes an introduction written and read by Jason Reynolds Featuring Motivational Pep Talks from: JOHN GREEN #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars (read by Ron Butler) MARISSA MEYER New York Times bestselling author of the Lunar Chronicles (read by the author) JENNIFER NIVEN New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places (read by the author) DANIEL JOSÉ OLDER New York Times bestselling author of Shadowshaper (read by the author) DANIELLE PAIGE New York Times bestselling author of Dorothy Must Die (read by the author) CELIA C. PÉREZ Pura Belpré Honor-winning author of The First Rule of Punk (read by the author) SCOTT WESTERFELD New York Times bestselling author of the Uglies series (read by the author)Show more
Every writer knows that as rewarding as the creative process is, it can often be a bumpy road. Have hope and keep at it! Designed to kick-start creativity, this handbook from the executive director of National Novel Writing Month gathers a wide range of insights and advice for writers at any stage of their career. From tips about how to finally start that story to helpful ideas about what to do when the words just aren't quite coming out right, Pep Talks for Writers provides motivation, encouragement, and helpful exercises for writers of all stripes.Show more