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

Writing Programs at the Public Library

Do you write better when motivated by others, or do you simply want to meet and support other creatives in the Albuquerque community? Check out our writing groups! From groups that meet monthly to special writing workshops led by local authors and writing professors, our branches have something for every writer.

Ongoing Writing Programs:

Cherry Hills Library

Cherry Hills Writes: 2nd Monday of the month, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Recommended ages 16 and up.

Cherry Hills Writes: Critique: 4th Monday of the month, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Ages 18 and up.

International District Library

Mixed Media Journaling: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

All Ages Writing Group: 4th Saturday of the month, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

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

NaNoWriMo Resources

Books to help you write your novel 2

Writing Inspiration

Books by celebrated authors to keep you writing.

Books to help you write your novel

Writing Tips, Tricks, and Exercises

Books to help polish your writing for the publishable market.

Genre Specific Writing Guides

Genre Specific Writing Guides

No matter what genre you're writing, the library has a book on it. Check these out for tips, tricks, and inspiration.