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Nov. is NaNoWriMo

Are you ready for National Novel Writing Month? Over the years thousands of regular folks all over the world have successfully started and finished a novel in November . Ever hear of Water for Elephants? Sara Gruen wrote it for NaNoWriMo. Even if you don’t finish, there can still be benefits. Ann Leckie didn’t complete her book during NaNoWriMo, but her outline became Ancillary Justice, winner of both the Hugo and the Nebula awards this year.

Inspired? Curious? Check out the NaNoWriMo website. You can sign up and use various tools they provide to get organized and inspired.

The Library can help you too. At the bottom of this page are some books we own that might help you get ready. We’ve divided them into three categories: How to; Famous Authors Pontificating about Writing; and Booze: Inhibitor or Inspiration?. Once NaNoWriMo rolls around, we’ll put them on display opposite the Front Desk.

If there is a desire, we’ll organize meet ups here at the Library where participants can gather to commiserate with fellow novelists. We’ve even enabled comments on this page, so you can communicate here. If you think a meet up would be useful, let us know by commenting here or by emailing Librarian Liam Hegarty whegarty@wlsmail.org.


How to

Famous Writers Pontificating About Writing


Booze: Inhibitor or Inspiration?