November is National Novel Writing Month, or “NaNoWriMo,” which is a fun, quick approach to creatively writing a novel. On Nov. 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel to be completed by 11:59 p.m. on November 30.
Valuing enthusiasm, determination and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel. Whitmore Library is celebrating by providing a “Come Write In” space so people can pursue their creative dreams by writing the first draft of their novel.
Wednesday nights from 6-8 p.m. in November, Whitmore will open up its Lab Space and provide a dedicated space for writers to come together and share ideas as well as problems and solutions, or just write side-by-side with other writers. Whitmore will provide refreshments on these evenings and participants will be entered to win NaNoWriMo prizes.
Writers of all ages are encouraged to participate and Whitmore will also be hosting a young writer’s night – check the library website or Facebook page for more information.
Over 250 NaNoWriMo novels have been traditionally published, including Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants, Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus and Marissa Meyer’s Cinder. Is there a novel inside you waiting to come out? “Come Write In” at the library and find out.