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.


Are you a hard-core technophile? Try something different and write the old fashioned way. That is, without the aid of electricity. You can type it out on a mechanical typewriter or hand write it on anything from paper to clay tablets. All pens and pencils, crayons, markers, charcoal, and sticks welcome... So long as they aren't battery powered.
Write one thousand words or more using any writing medium that does not require electricity, and when you are ready to validate your word count, invoke THE LUDDITE CLAUSE! That is, count your words, maybe with the help of a trusty friend, use a Lorem Ipsum generator, like this one, which was recommended by a Nanowrimo forums moderator, to produce that same number of words in a digital format, and add these words to the rest of your novel for validation.
If you use the generator linked above, just be aware that it does not seem to want to generate more than 10,000 words at a time. So, if you get carried away with the old way of doing things, you may need to hit copy-paste more than once to get the right number of words.
This badge can be earned at any time during any of the Nanowrimo events, with or without any other badge.
The idea was Clixe's, the first picture is mine. The second picture is Mayasennara's.

EDIT: The Lorem Ipsum link actually takes you to the home page where you put in how many words you want (at the bottom of the page) now.


  1. Am I the first to get this one? I wrote about 1,5 k by hand.

  2. Did this yesterday! And it was even outside, at the botanical garden, with a rennaisance musical group playing. I feel very old fashioned! :D