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November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and the library has the resources to help you reach your writing goals. The overarching goal of the month-long challenge is simple yet intimidating: to write 50,000 words of your next novel in one month. Although this goal may seem daunting for some, it is the desire to reach that goal that makes all the difference. During this pandemic, especially, it is all-the-more important to invest in one’s hobbies, interests and passions; for many writers, that involves writing.
NaNoWriMo challenges you to make writing a priority in the hope that you’ll be determined to continue developing your novel once November ends. Tackling this challenge will teach you not only to test yourself but also to address your writing blocks and invest in the details that shape the world of your novel. You have nothing to lose – the only result that can happen is that you’ve written that much more!
TLCPL’S NaNoWriMo WORKSHOPS
During November, the Library’s weekly writing workshops will focus on elements of novel writing to help local writers develop skills. Primary workshop goals will include laying key groundwork: plot, setting and character. Workshops will also provide time for discussion, sound board periods if you will, to share, test and try new ideas. Sign up for any or all NaNoWriMo workshops listed below:
READING RESOURCES FOR WRITERS
In addition to the above workshops, the Library has ample resources to help you hone your skills as a writer. Explore the suggestions below or search our catalog for more options!