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National Novel Writing Month Young Writers Program

November 6, 2018 - 1:49pm -- angela
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National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) happens every November. It is a fun writing event where the challenge is to write an entire novel in just 30 days. That means you start writing in November and must finish your novel by midnight on November 30. If you're an adult, the goal is 50,000 words, but the Young Writers Program (for people who are seventeen years old and younger) lets you set your own word-count goals. If you're a writer (or want to be one), this is a great way to kick start your creative process! And doing something just to see if you can is awesome, challenging and fun.

Sign up on the National Novel Writing Month website (it's free) and set your word count goal then start writing! The on-site writing space includes writing tools, brainstorming ideas, and ways to personalize your novel.

Need motivation? Check out NaNoWriMo Pep Talks from well-known authors, Novelist Workbooks, and the Getting Started Guide. You can also connect with other writers around the world in the forums!

Come to the Write In! Join other writers at the Woodbury Branch Library on Saturday, November 17 at 1:30 p.m. There will be writing activities, warm beverages and snacks, plus the support of seasoned writers! Learn more.

What if you don't finish? Your novel will remain on the NaNoWriMo site as long as you keep your account. Come back to continue writing and editing or create new projects.

Ready to get started? Check out the How it Works guide and start writing. Good luck!