November is National Novel Writing Month, and we are encouraging anyone interested in writing a novel to take up the challenge of writing the book in 1 month. Don’t edit; just write (at least for now).
All you have to do is go to NaNoWriMo’s Young Writers website at ywp.nanowrimo.org/ to get started. You set the word-count goal you want to meet (for example: 50,000 words is approximately a 200 page novel).
Then, come to the Millhopper
Library on November 8, November 15, November 22, and November 29 for the “Teen Write-Ins.” Use one of our computers, bring your own, or write the good, old-fashioned way with a pencil and paper.
We will have word sprints and word wars to help encourage your writing and help you meet your word count goal.
What’s a word sprint? What’s a word war? Excellent questions.
They are timed, word count competitions. A word sprint is a personal challenge to see how long it takes you to write a set number of words.
A word war is longer. It lasts about 10 minutes, and it is competitive. To win, you simply write the most words in that time.
We will also be here to help and support you along the way with writing prompts, suggestions, or
inspirations to keep writer’s block from taking over.