National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, empowering approach to creative writing. The challenge: draft an entire novel in just one month. In Ms. Rampa's classes, they spent the entire month of November creating their novels with the goal in mind of reaching 10,000 words. The classroom transformed into a writer's cafe with hot beverages, calming music, mood lighting, comfy blankets, etc. Students this year often exceeded that goal writing over 600,000 words total.