National Novel Writing Month is a “fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing,” according to their website. Participants have a goal of writing a 50,000 word novel between November 1 and November 30. They register online, where they can earn badges as they progress to the finish line, network with other writers, and check out resources to help them along. 2015 participants will be throwing the doors to open to “the NaNoWriMo Library.”
Last year, NaNoWriMo welcomed 325,142 writers, including over 80,000 students and educators participating via the Young Writers Program. Of those, 58,917 hit their goals and completed a 50,000 word draft by November 30, 2014. Since its inception in 1999, over 250 NaNoWriMo novels have been traditionally published, including Sara Gruen’s Water For Elephants, Erin Morganstern’s The Night Circus, and Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl.
For further information or questions, please contact Library Director Amy Hutchinson at 541-947-6019 or firstname.lastname@example.org.