For those of you who don't already know, Nanowrimo, that is National Novel Writing Month, is an annual challenge to write 50,000 words of fiction in one 30 day month. Originally only in November, the Camp Nanowrimo program has spread the event to June and August as well. To give the participants a little more motivation, Angrykittykj came up with the great idea of having badges for the participants in Camp Nanowrimo to earn through achievements in writing and participation in the Nanowrimo community. This site is to serve as a place for anyone who would like to earn these badges to view the current list, get images of the badges they've earned, share with everyone when they have earned one, and get any questions or ideas they might have about the badges answered. I hope you enjoy. :)


On these pages you will find details and rules for what exactly needs to be done in order to earn each of the badges developed and compiled by the lovely people on the Nanowrimo forums, but to use a famous quote, they're more like guidelines than actual rules. They are for people who like to know exactly what is needed and when, people like me who like to have rules to follow for things like this. If this is not you, then don't worry about them. Like the actual Nanowrimo event, these badges are a matter of personal accomplishment, and if you do not need to follow the rules I typed up in order to feel accomplished, then feel free to interpret the badges as you see best. There are a few places in here where it is implied that not doing things according to what's written there is cheating. I can assure you that this is due entirely to laziness on my part, specifically being too lazy to think of a better way of putting it. If you feel like you deserve the badges you award yourself, then you do. The only way you can possibly cheat here is if you feel like you are cheating yourself. Just like the wonderful Office of Letters and Light, we not only accept rebels here, we encourage them. Seriously, we even have a few badges just for you guys.


You earn this badge by writing for one hour without stopping. That means no bathroom, no getting drinks or snacks, no playing on the internet (not even to hang out here), and no staring off into space. Even staring at the screen for more than three minutes isn't cool, so no re-reading. Just keep typing until that one-hour timer is up! Then keep going if you can! This badge can be earned at any time during any Nanowrimo event, though we might call shenanigans if you try to say you got it before 1 AM on the first. ;) It can be earned with or without any other badge.

This idea is from the brilliant Clixe.
Original image by me. Alternative by Mayasennara.


  1. I got this one too! Woo hoo!! :)

  2. Badge earned

  3. Earned this one! Really helped me to focus and write. I was hoping to get to 2,000 words to earn the other badge but only got to a little over 1,000 :( Will have to try for that other one again.

  4. Got it! My username is StrawberryAutopsy on the NaNo Website. Be sure to check out our nano tinychat (!

  5. Got this a few days ago and forgot to post! :3

    Got almost 3K that hour too! :D

  6. Hoo, that was a tricky one. Done!