Writing Like They Mean It: East Forest 7th Graders Participate in Young Writers Program

MARIENVILLE, Pa. Throughout the month of November, the seventh grade class at East Forest joined over 450,000 people worldwide in attempting to write an entire novel in just 30 days.

They participated in the Young Writers Program (YWP) through the National Novel Writing Month event.

The YWP defines a novel as a long work of fiction.

In late October, the students set a personal word count goal for their novels ranging from 10,000 to 30,0000 words.

They win the event by meeting their word count goal by midnight on Nov. 30.

A third of the seventh graders met their word count goals.

Collectively, the seventh grade class wrote 93,219 words in November.

Seventh grade winners from East Forest included Brody Hartle, Johnathen Lindig, and Jacob Glass. They are pictured above in that order from left to right.