In the event you do decide to bring NaNoWriMo, or some variation therein, into the classroom, this workbook is a quintessential resource to help get you and your students get to the November 30 finish line.
This worksheet may seem a little intimidating for new writers with its dense list of every possible character trait imaginable but it is a fun and effective way to create fully formed fictional characters.
What better way to delve into character than by writing a longer work of fiction? November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) when writers are encouraged to write a rough first draft (emphasis on rough) of a 50,000-word novel. That is no small feat - believe me, I've conquered it twice - however, NaNoWriMo can be a great goal-oriented activity to bring into the classroom and this article explains how.