Parent Trap was a firm favourite in my family (we still know the handshake) and the exciting American summer camp prompted my sister and I to create the exciting, adventure filled and totally imaginary Badger Camp, which we refer to often with fond reminiscence.
Which is the least of the reasons that I am excited about Camp Nanowrimo – a month-long scheme designed to help you write that thing you always wanted to write!
The parent scheme, Nanowrimo, officially the National Novel Writing Month, is an excellent initiative to help people write books. Essentially you sign up to their website and in the month of November, alongside thousands of people all over the world, attempt to write a 50,000 word novel in just a month.
It’s a way to JUST WRITE and has helped me inordinately the three or four times I have done it to simply get words written and storm through the first lessons in writing I was to learn.
For Camp Nanowrimo, you choose your own goal. I’m aiming to write 20,000 words, which is about what I’m aiming for each month anyway, but it’s a whole lot more fun when there are people to
compete with talk to and a wordcount tracker to beat. Plus, as it’s camp I think it gives me an excuse to toast marshmallows.
Whether you’ve never written before or have written loads, want to write something of 100 words or 200,000, a poem or screenplay, Camp Nanowrimo is a great place to do it! Go sign up – just five days until the start of July!