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Minimum Word Count Goals to Win


Participation Certificate:

To earn a NanoWrimo YWP Participation certificate from the LRC you will need to write a minimum of 1,000 words. You can type your story or hand write.

Winner Certificate Guide

Year 7  Beginning   2,000 words, Developing 3,000 words,  Prolific 5,000 words

Year 8 Beginning  3,000 words, Developing 5,000 words, Prolific 10,000 words

Year 9 Beginning 5,000 words, Developing 10,000 words,  Prolific 17,000 words

Year 10 Beginning 10,000 words, Developing 17,000 words, Prolific 25,000 words

Year 11 Beginning 10,000 words, Developing 17,000 words, Prolific 25,000 words

Year 12 Beginning 25,000 words, Developing 35,000 words, Prolific 50,000 words

There will also be special awards to recognise Writing Warriors in 2015 who have participated enthusiastically and reached the top word count scores at Dandenong High School.


LRC Blog

The LRC Blog, iLearn@DHS  has many links and information to help you with your writing.


Useful Sites for Prompts


Writing prompts

Creative writing prompts

One word

Stimulating visual and writing prompts can be helpful. Use these prompts to inspire you during the thinking and writing process.


NanoWrimo 2016!


NanoWrimo 2016


To Nano or not to Nano?


Plot Development Tips for NanoWrimo


How to outline - writing tips


5 reasons why you should do NanoWrimo YWP


Nanowrimo YWP Official Website

YWP NaNoWriMo  is the official website for NaNoWrimo.

Make sure you are signed up and ready to go by November 1st.  Here is the DinoPass Password Generator for kids in case you can't think of a password.  Remember to keep passwords safe.  Also use your school email and protect your privacy.  Use a nickname!

In the Young Writer's Program you don't have to write 50,000 words which is the usual word count for a full size novel.  See the Word Count Challenge guide in the box on the left.  You are awarded a participation certificate if you write a minimum of 1,000 words and to win you need to meet one of the word count challenges for your year level.

You can try if you like or you can set your own personal word count.  The program is about establishing a writing routine and personal challenge.

It is a bit like the Premiers' Reading Challenge which helps you establish a reading routine and personal challenge for reading.  

Remember to continue reading. Good writers also read widely.

At the end we can celebrate.  You win when you meet your word count goal.  You will also receive a certificate from the LRC for your novel.

The Youtube video below explains a little about the organisation that gives us the Young Writers' Program of NaNoWrimo.


Thinking about Publishing? Try Wattpad!

If you are thinking about publishing then Wattpad might be for you.

Have a preview of my story on Wattpad.  

It might help you to find a wider audience, connect and share stories with friends and even get published.

Of course if you are working online remember to keep it nice, protect your privacy, beware of trolls who make nasty comments and make sure you observe copyright laws.

Here's a preview of my story on Wattpad.


Dates for NaNoWriMo

Sign up for YWP NaNoWriMo: 

Sign up in the Fiction Room in October.  See Mrs Papazoglou.

Sessions in the Fiction Room during October will cover:

Finding out more about the writing challenge

Planning your novel

Completing an outline for Your Novel

Time management

We can write a plan in October but the serious writing starts in November.

BYO Lunch

Chocolate will be supplied for serious NanoWrimo participants


NaNoWrimo Finishes:

Wed 30 November 

You can come to the Fiction Room every day in the month of October and November.

Bring your lunch, your laptop, pens and paper.

Let's plan and write our novel together!!!

Mrs Papazoglou and other students will be there so we can support each other through the experience.

Good luck!

Celebration and Awards 

Writer's Celebration will take place at lunchtime on Wednesday 7th December in the LRC.

Come along to receive your certificate and/or other cool prizes.



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