National Novel Writing Month: NaNoWriMo


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30 Days • 50,000 Words • One Life-Changing Experience

What is National Novel Writing Month?  NaNoWriMo is an effort to encourage people to work on that novel they've always intended to write "someday"--TODAY!
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.
Throughout November, aspiring authors work on their novels with encouragement from authors and other writers, and keep track of their word counts on the NaNoWriMo website
Sign up here and start writing!

Events at the Library

NaNoWriMo 2023

What better way to ensure your NaNoWriMo success than by participating in our lovely writing programs? NaNo specific library programs include:

International District Library: Saturday, November 4, 18, and 25: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. and Friday, November 10: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

South Broadway Library: All Tuesdays in November, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Regular writing programs include:

Cherry Hills Library: Sunday, November 5 and 19: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. and Monday, November 13, 6:00 - 7:30

Rudolfo Anaya North Valley Library: Journal Writing: Every Thursday from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

NaNoWriMo Write at Home

Check out our NaNoWriMo video that features our resident writers Shana and Laura! Learn about what NaNoWriMo is, which published authors started as NaNo winners, and writing prompts to test your creativity!

NaNoWriMo Resources

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