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Camp NaNoWriMo 2020: Time to Revisit Old Stories

Camp Nanowrimo

Written by Helen Power

Helen Power is obsessed with ghosts. She spends her free time watching paranormal investigation TV shows, going on ghost walks, and telling anyone who’ll listen about her paranormal experiences. She is also an academic librarian living in Saskatoon, Canada and has several short story publications, including ones in Suspense Magazine and Dark Helix Press’s Canada 150 anthology, Futuristic Canada. The Ghosts of Thorwald Place is her first novel.

April 1, 2020

It’s April, which means it’s time for Camp NaNoWriMo! Camp NaNoWriMo takes place in April and July, and it’s much more flexible than the November one (where the goal is to write 50,000 words in 30 days). You can write as much (or as little!) as you want, and you can write short stories, nonfiction, or even edit a project.

This month, I’ve decided to revisit a first draft of a psychological thriller that I wrote during National Novel Writing Month in 2017. I completed the first draft, and I have a lot of ideas for making it better! (Including, but not limited to: Not killing off every single character. Seriously. Some people should live). My goal is to edit for 50 hours this month, which includes time for worldbuilding, character development, storyboarding, and drinking coffee while gazing listlessly out the window.

If you’re participating and looking for a buddy on the website, please add me! My username is Powerlibrarian. Also: If you have a tip on how to change my goal to be in hours, not words, please let me know! I’ll be forever in your debt.

Camp Nanowrimo

5 Comments

  1. Helen

    Great! I just added you back!!! 🙂

    Reply
    • Helen

      It’s such a magical time! I hope you enjoy it! The November one is a bit more of a big deal, so you should definitely do that one too!

      Reply

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