Academy Novel Writing Club News


Announcement Update: 9/23/2021

IMPORTANT: The NWC meeting on September 28th is cancelled! There is no meeting during October Break.

Please mark your calendar!

The next meeting of the Novel Writing Club will be held on Tuesday, October 12th, after 8th hour, in Rm. 7. This meeting will end promptly at 4:45p. Please make sure your ride home is on time!


What is the Novel Writing Club?

  • Do you like to create imaginary worlds?  Memorable characters? Story lines with unexpected twists and turns?  If so, the Academy Novel Writing Club is for you! 
  • The purpose of the club is to encourage imagination and promote literacy. Each Fall, club members participate in the annual, international National Novel Writing Month (also known as NaNoWriMo)! Novel Writing Club members will receive writer passes to go to the Media Center before school and during lunch to work on their NaNoNovels.  

Who Can Participate?

  • All Academy students and staff. If you are a 4th or 5th grader, you must go to study hall during 8th hour. The meeting is held AFTER 8th hour at 3:45p. 

When/Where Do We Meet?

  • ALMOST every Tuesday this Fall, after 8th hour in Rm. 7. Meetings end at 4:45p. See list below. Also, check in with this website AND listen to ABS announcements in case there's an emergency cancellation.

Why Do We Meet?

  • To prepare ourselves for NaNoWriMo! To write our novels during NaNoWriMo! To celebrate after NaNoWriMo! Print the following document and bring the completed questionnaire to the first meeting in September.  
Meeting Dates/Times - Subject to Change During Semester

  • Tuesday, September 7th - OVERVIEW - What is NaNoWriMo? When is it? How does it work? DONE
  • Tuesday, September 14th - Planning Your Theme. Who is your hero? DONE
  • Tuesday, September 21st - Dramatic Question DONE
  • Tuesday, September 28th - CANCELLED Hero Map
  • Tuesday, October 5th - NO MEETING. OCTOBER BREAK
  • Tuesday, October 12th - Plotting/Creating Conflict
  • Tuesday, October  19th - HEA
  • Tuesday, October 26th -  Gearing Up for NaNoTime!
NaNoWriMo Begins on Monday, November 1st. During NaNoWriMo, you may write while you eat lunch in Rm. 7. Please see Mrs. Procopio for your NWC Writer's Pass to use the Media Center before school/during lunch.

  • Tuesday, November 2nd - "Write In", Rm. 7, 3:45p - 4:45p
  • Tuesday, November 9th - "Write In", Rm. 7, 3:45p - 4:45p
  • Tuesday, November 16th - "Write In", Rm. 7, 3:45p - 4:45p
  • Tuesday, November 23rd - "Write In", Rm. 7, 3:45p - 4:45p 
  • Tuesday, November 30th - "Write In" and LAST DAY of NANOWRIMO!
  • Tuesday, December 7th - TGIO (Thank Goodness It's Over) Party.  Pizza and drinks will be provided. Snacks are welcome. You may bring a 200-word (maximum) excerpt from your NaNoNovel to share with the club. 


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