It’s that time of year again: NaNoWriMo is just around the corner, and we’re all mentally preparing ourselves for literary abandon (or not).
Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.” (Click the handy-dandy link to be taken to NaNoWriMo’s main site for more helpful information!)
In the past, The Writers’ Helpers has participated in Camp NaNoWriMo with teams to help you through, but nothing we’ve ever done has prepared you for what is to come, because this November, TWH is throwing down and going head-to-head for our first annual Block Brawl!
What is a Block Brawl?
A Block Brawl is our fancy way of tackling your writers’ blocks by joining up with either Team H (also known as TEAM UNICORN) or Team K (also known as TEAM WYVERN) for a competition on which team reaches their word goals by the end of NaNoWriMo. Whoever wins will be the cool kids on the block for a year (pun fully intended) until it comes time for the losing team to vie for the coveted title.
But what’s in it for us?
You mean besides some good-natured trash talking and motivation from your teammates to make sure you reach your goal?
Don’t worry, we thought of that, too! The person on each team who achieves the highest word count goal will receive a 100$ Barnes and Noble gift card to keep them on top of their Writer’s Block for the year to come. (Please note that we will be counting only verified word counts through NaNoWriMo’s site, and all word counts must be met by the end of NaNoWriMo.)
The winning team will also receive special badges to flaunt their overcoming the obstacle that is NaNoWriMo, courtesy of our Admin K.
So, what do we do now?!
It’s time to pick your team! By November 1st, you must declare which side you’re committing your undying loyalty to by:
1. Logging onto NaNoWriMo and creating your novel.
2. Submitting to our NaNoWriMo Blog:
- Your username
- What your goal word count is (with a minimum of 15k words)
- The name of your piece, what type of writing said piece is (i.e. novel, short story, screenplay, etc.)
- Which team you are joining
Nope! We will be tracking all of TWH NaNoWriMo posts with the following tags: #TWH Do NaNoWriMo, #TWH Block Brawl, #Team H, #Team Unicorns #Team K, #Team Wyverns #NaNoWriMo, and more. So make sure to tag all of your posts that you want you and your teammates to see accordingly.
Don’t forget to pick up your swag flags, so when you share snippets of your story for feedback from your team or submit posts to us to motivate others, we know who you’re repping!
Can we go now?
Yes, you may. Be free! Pick a team! And most of all, get planning. NaNoWriMo begins in 11 days.
-Team Unicorn & Team Wyvern