HMS students try novel writing

Published 4:39 pm Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Students in Crystal Watford’s seventh grade Advanced English class at Helena Middle School will be competing in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) during the month of November.

Over the course of the month, students will be writing a novel of 10,000-15,000 words.

Students will be working on several Alabama course of study requirements during this time, including composing works in narrative modes, applying the mechanics of writing, and applying grammar conventions through writing. NaNoWriMo helps students improve their fluency, confidence, creativity, and time management.

On Dec. 1, they will celebrate their successes and move on to editing and possibly sending their novel out for publication.

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