What Kind of NaNoWriMo Camper Are You?

First things first. What piece of gear can’t you go camping without?

What’s the first thing you do once you’ve unpacked?

The best part of camping for me is...

What’s your go-to camping snack?

What camp game will you play?

What will you talk about around the campfire?

It starts to rain. What do you do?

You’re lost in the woods. What do you do?

Which of these would you most likely write?

What’s a signature feature of your writing?

Lastly, what’s your favorite part of Camp NaNo?

You are the Band Camper!

You are the Band Camper!

You’re a firm believer that writing should not be done in silence. You spend more time curating the perfect playlist than you do actually writing, and you have developed personalized soundtracks for all of your characters. You’ve planned out every aspect of your novel, and are ready to march through the month, step by step. More than anything else, though, you’re pumped up and ready to work on your writing project — even if you may need to improvise a little down the line.

You are the Glamper!

You are the Glamper!

It wouldn’t be NaNoWriMo without a little flair. And, by golly, you have it in spades. You’re committed to making this year’s Camp NaNo as stylish and fun as possible. You’ve spent more time designing the perfect cover than you have writing. You’re replying to all the tweet chats, tuning in to every virtual write-in, and gram-ing every Insta challenge. Your novel even has a hashtag. Your writing project is about to be the coolest thing to hit your social media feed, and you’re more excited than ever to start Camp this year.

You are the Indoor Camper!

You are the Indoor Camper!

Crates of instant ramen noodles? Check. Twenty-pound bag of candy? Check. Enough coffee and tea to open your own Starbucks? Check. Fuzziest pair of socks? Double check. You’re all about making your Camp experience as comfy as possible. If possible, you’ll spend the month locked inside as you write and watch the rain from the comfort of a big leather chair. Your Camp NaNo project is going to be awesome. Who needs the outdoors when you’ve got your novel?

You are the Relaxed Camper!

You are the Relaxed Camper!

For some, writing a novel feels like a grueling climb up a steep mountain. For others, it’s like chipping away at a block of marble. But not for you. Your writing is like rafting down a calm and winding river. It’s a chance to refresh. It’s a carefree road trip with no itinerary — the words just flow. Your Camp NaNo experience is more about the writing than the word count goal. You’re just happy to make your imagination a priority! After all, it’s about the journey, not the destination.

You are the Hardcore Camper!

You are the Hardcore Camper!

You’re unstoppable. You defy expectations and blast through writing goals with zeal. You laugh at the thought of writing only 50,000 words; instead, you’re planning your 300,000-word epic fantasy novel (and its four sequels). It’s all written by hand (and by the light of the moon). In the words of Petyr Baelish, the climb is all there is — and you relish the climb. You give Camp NaNo a new meaning, and you inspire your fellow writers with your prolific verbosity. Well done, hardcore writer!

You are the Adventure Camper!

You are the Adventure Camper!

Writing a novel is so last November. For Camp, you’re trying something new. Maybe you’ll write a screenplay. Maybe you’ll design a comic. Perhaps short stories are more your speed. Or you’ll program a video game. You might even invent a totally unique style of writing! The sky’s the limit, and you’re eager to see how far your creativity will take you (spoiler: it’s really, really far). You’re what Camp NaNo is all about — the pursuit of the new — and you’re ready to write by the seat of your pants!

What Kind of NaNoWriMo Camper Are You?