NaNoWriMo and Camp NaNoWriMo Support

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  1. Camp for YWP 

    1. How can educators and students participate in Camp NaNoWriMo?
    2. Can students under 13 participate in Camp NaNoWriMo?
  2. Forums 

    1. What are the forums?
    2. What kind of language is acceptable in the forums?
    3. What do I do if I see something bad in the forums?
    4. I can't find the post I made in the forums. Where is it?
    5. Can I add a signature to my forum posts?
  3. My Badges 

    1. What are badges?
    2. How do I earn participation and writing badges?
    3. How do I add personal achievement badges?
    4. How do I get winner and participant badges for past novels?
  4. The Basics 

    1. Why 50,000 words? And how do you define “novel”?
    2. How and when can I sign up? When do I start writing?
    3. How do I win NaNoWriMo? What are the prizes? Is there an entry fee?
    4. Can I participate if I’m not American? Can I write a novel in any language?
    5. Is there a minimum age to participate?
  5. Camp NaNoWriMo Cabins 

    1. What is a cabin?
    2. How do cabins work?
    3. How do I start a private cabin with my friends?
    4. How do I leave a cabin?
    5. What do I do if a cabin mate is posting abusive content or spam in the message board?
  6. My Account 

    1. If I had an account last year, do I need to re-register?
    2. Can I change my username?
    3. How do I recover my password or username?
    4. Can I change my email address?
    5. How do I change what types of email I receive?
  7. My Profile 

    1. How do I post, edit, or delete a novel excerpt or synopsis?
    2. How do I post, edit, or delete a book cover?
    3. How do I upload an author photo to my profile?
    4. How do I add or remove a writing buddy?
    5. What is a "Halo"?
  8. My Novels 

    1. Where do I write my novel? Do I type it on the NaNoWriMo website?
    2. Do I have to start my novel from scratch on the first of the month? Can I use an outline?
    3. What genres can I write in? Can I write non-fiction or poetry?
    4. Can I write with a partner?
    5. What if I don’t finish? Or hit my word-count goal but I’m only halfway through my novel?
  9. My Word Count 

    1. How do I update my progress? How often should I update it?
    2. How do I edit a prior day’s word count?
    3. Why is there a discrepancy between my writing program’s word count and NaNoWriMo’s word counter?
    4. How and when do I validate my writing project to win?
    5. How do I validate my novel if I’m writing by hand?
  10. Local Events 

    1. How can I meet and write with Wrimos in my area?
    2. How do I “home” or affiliate with my local region(s)?
    3. Why isn’t there a region near me?
    4. How do I become a Municipal Liaison for my region?
  11. Our Website 

    1. Which browsers does NaNoWriMo support?
    2. What should I do if I notice a bug?
  12. Our Nonprofit 

    1. Is my donation tax-deductible?
    2. Do you do corporate matching gifts?
    3. How can I volunteer for NaNoWriMo?
    4. Can I partner with NaNoWriMo to promote my product or organization?
    5. Can I use the NaNoWriMo name and/or logo? What’s under your trademark?
  13. Donation Station & Store 

    1. How do I donate by check or money order?
    2. Where will my donation go to support National Novel Writing Month?
    3. Can I bypass the Donation Station and send you a donation directly from my PayPal account?
    4. Will the company I work for match my donation?
    5. How do I donate on behalf of a friend or buy a Halo for another participant?
  14. All articles 

    1. Can I donate to NaNoWriMo in a foreign currency?
    2. How do I donate by check or money order?
    3. Why 50,000 words? And how do you define “novel”?
    4. If I had an account last year, do I need to re-register?
    5. How do I post, edit, or delete a novel excerpt or synopsis?
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