November marks the return of National Novel Writing Month, commonly known as NaNoWriMo. Writers embark on a challenge to write 50,000 words of a novel in 30 days. While this feat may seem daunting, you’ll find there are plenty of resources to support your creative writing journey! 

NaNoWriMo Community 

Chris Baty started the writing challenge in 1999 with a group of 21 San Francisco Bay Area writers. NaNoWriMo has since expanded into a nonprofit organization that supports nearly half a million participants across the world. Check out NaNoWriMo, opens a new window for resources such as:

  • Writing tools
  • Pep talks from well-known authors
  • Programs for young writers
  • Virtual write-ins and community events 

Library Resources 

Explore books on writing to get your creative juices flowing.

Write that Novel!

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If you need a boost of motivation, check out these well-known titles that started out as NaNoWriMo projects. You never know where your first draft will take you!

Books That Came Out of NaNoWriMo

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