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Who Says 8th Graders Can't Write a Novel in 30 Days?

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Laura Bradley’s eighth-grade students at Kenilworth Junior High in Petaluma, California, describe tackling the challenge of National Novel Writing Month: To write, in the course of the 30 days of November, a whole novel. Learn more: https://www.edutopia.org/article/young-authors-challenge-writing-novel-30-days Learn more about the Young Writers Program of National Novel Writing Month here: https://ywp.nanowrimo.org/ Watch a video of teacher Laura Bradley describing the NaNoWriMo experience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4-W01baS7I
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Don't Cry Craft (4 months ago)
My book is about a girl who has to deal with her friends attempted suicide and why... Pretty dark, I know for 7th grade, what can I say, I have a dark mind!
Hannah Schuessler (5 months ago)
I started writing my first book in 7th grade, and finished it in 8th grade. I’m going to be a Freshman in college soon. I’ve written three novels in total, and have a lot more books that I plan to write in the future. So yeah, it’s definitely possible for an 8th grader-for anyone, really-to write a book.
61sorrows (5 months ago)
lol I DID write a novel in 30 days! XD
Madeline Fields Halva (1 year ago)
I wrote my first in sixth grade - you can do it!
Elementalworkshop (1 year ago)
Thanks for this, I'm hoping to finish the novel I started for NaNo.
Gustin Lawis (1 year ago)
omg cute little spoilers at the end of the video
kaddem kenza (1 year ago)
As they say " there is a book in everyone" i really liked the idea, this showed all the creativity and imagination that simple 8 th grade students can have and pushing them to writing a complete book in a very short time at this age would boost their abilities and by the time they are adults they wouldn't face the challenge of starting, but they would simply focus more on how to come up with an original story that has never been told before. This was a very good idea !

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