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Are you or your students/patrons doing NaNoWriMo?

Welcome to November! You survived Halloween and hopefully enjoyed some good treats or fun scares, if you like that sort of thing!(if you missed our Books and Beverages episode all about the genre of Horror, listen now!) If you are looking for an exciting and creative project to work on this month, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) may be for you!

What is NaNoWriMo? I first heard about it while reading Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project, when she read the book No Plot, No Problem and was motivated to write a novel, (meaning 50,000 words) in thirty days. It’s really that simple!

From the NaNoWriMo website: “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.”


I definitely recommend getting (or borrowing from your local library!) a copy of No Plot, No Problem to be your guidebook during this month of excitement, but of course there are tons of other resources available out there to help keep your creativity flowing!

And of course, a wonderful place to do your writing or connect with other participants is your local library! Great River Regional Library is hosting events at several of its branches.

If you, your students, or your patrons are taking part in this month long activity, let us know! We’d love to hear about your novel-writing adventures! 

Are you ready for National Novel Writing Month?

NaNoWriMo logo

National Novel Writing Month organizes events where children and adults find the inspiration, encouragement, and structure they need to achieve their creative potential.  Our programs are web-enabled challenges with vibrant real-world components, designed to foster self-expression while building community on local and global levels.” -National Novel Writing Month mission statement

October has brought us wind and rain, but November will bring us National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)!  The month-long celebration, according to the about page of the event’s website, “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.” In 2014, “325,142 participants started the month of November as auto mechanics, out-of-work actors, and middle school English teachers. They walked away novelists.”

Still have questions about National Novel Writing Month?  Check out their FAQ page, and be sure to celebrate NaNoWriMo in your own special way!

Get Ready for National Novel Writing Month

NaNoWriMo logo

National Novel Writing Month organizes events where children and adults find the inspiration, encouragement, and structure they need to achieve their creative potential.  Our programs are web-enabled challenges with vibrant real-world components, designed to foster self-expression while building community on local and global levels.” -National Novel Writing Month mission statement

October has brought us wind and rain, but November will bring us National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)!  The month-long celebration, according to the about page of the event’s website, “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.”  In 2013, “310,095 participants started the month of November as auto mechanics, out-of-work actors, and middle school English teachers.  They walked away novelists.”

Still have questions about National Novel Writing Month?  Check out their FAQ page, and be sure to celebrate NaNoWriMo in your own special way!