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.

Speed Typing

 It's amazing how much you can get written in a short amount of time once you get going. You earn this coveted badge by writing 2000 words in one hour. You can take all the breaks you want but you won't have much time for them if you want to reach this goal. This badge can be earned at any time during any of the camps. If you can get it before 1 AM on the first day of any of the events, more power to you (you'll have to let us know what your record is). It can be earned with or without any other badge, though there is a good chance you'll get the Non-stop, too.

Idea by Clixe. Name by ugly. Image made and mis-named by the same.
An alternative image by Mayasennara.


  1. Got it! Also, this was definitely my record so far. 2294 words in one hour! Woot!

  2. Badge earned! (5025 in just over an hour and 15 minutes. I didn't stop to count what it was at an hour, but probably just under 4k.)

  3. 2147 words in one hour here. Got it :)

  4. Wow. I got this one too. That's 3 badges on my first day! *blinks*

  5. Got it!

    2093 in my first hour!

  6. Woo, what do you know? Managed it on the first try; good thing too, my hand aches like crazy now... :p