National Novel Writing Month is a fun, empowering approach to creative writing. The challenge: draft an entire novel in just one month. For 30 wild, exciting, surprising days, you get to lock away your inner editor, let your imagination take over, and just create!

NaNoWriMo only collects first names of student users and birthdates (for the purposes of protection and security) and NEVER asks for last names. Students use a screen (user) name and can upload an avatar to personalize their experience.