where the writers are
NaNoWriMo and ESL

I was wondering how NaNoWriMo benefits young writers, especially those whose mother tongue is not English and learned from this article http://jessicawiseinmyshoes.blogspot.com/2012/05/adventure-nanowrimo-is-... that it is good for developing an identity in the English language, something I had not expected. To be an author in English is probably a very powerful concept for non-English speakers. Given the many ways in which editing, a language learning process in itself, can produce samples of grammatically correct text which is often difficult to achieve orally for developing ESL speakers, I can see how the NaNoWriMo experience allows the budding ESL writers t0 acquire a sense of competence in a relatively short time, developing confidence and pride as a language learner. I remember writing a short story in French in a college French class and feeling an immense satisfaction in doing so.