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NaNoWriMo: What is NaNoWriMo

A guide for National Novel Writing Month Resources

 

 

Do you have big dreams of writing a novel?

National Novel Writing Month (also known as NaNoWriMo for short) takes place in the month of November and encourages all writers of all levels to participate in a month long writing event where the challenge is to hit 50,000 words towards a first draft of a novel, memoir, or any other kind of creative work you've always wanted to get out there.

Split that up over the course of the 30 days in the month and it breaks down to 1,667 words per day, really, it can be done.

Are you brave enough to accept the challenge and take a step towards sharing your story with the world? Nanowrimo.org created a place where you can register, create an author account, track your progress, receive pep talk emails,  and buddy up with fellow writers. Best of all it's free!

Register Here: https://nanowrimo.org/

PLUS we will be having events at the Wilson Library throughout the month, including a kick-off party, weekly write-ins, and a finale event where writers can share their work with others and get some follow up information about editing and publishing. (Check out our EVENTS tab for more information)

Still not sure if you're up for it? 50,000 words in 30 days.. are we crazy? Yes. No. Well, maybe a little. It's not going to be easy. Here's a link to some author pep talks from past years that can help get you in the spirit: https://nanowrimo.org/pep-talks

It's a great opportunity to create, to push yourself,  and to commit to a writing practice. If nothing else, to have a good time and meet like minded dreamers who enjoy a good challenge.