When November, in addition to other things, is National Novel Writing Month. It's a month where people all over the world set out to write a 50,000 word novel. Confronting a daunting 1,667 word a day goal, aspiring writers get up early, go to bed late, or cram in writing when they would have been on Twitter. Could you do it?
The NaNoWriMo competition does not expect a perfectly done manuscript but more of a mess of words that has some semblance of a story. Since getting ideas on the page is the hardest part of writing, they encourage writers, young and old, to jump in and get it all down, even if it doesn't make sense. So, why not jump in?
There are some reference books in the library on how to approach different genres (memoirs, mysteries, etc) or you can pick up a couple of novels to read in order to celebrate.
In addition, the book and writing clubs will be hosting three chats with writers to discuss their process, what they like to read, and what is most rewarding about writing.
November 7 - Hillary Jordan, author of When She Woke and Mudbound
November 14 - Kristy Acevedo, author of Consider
November 21 - Reade Whinnem, author of Utten and Plumley and The Pricker Boy