Getting Geared Up for NaNoWriMo

For the past two years I’ve worked with my library to host a variety of National Novel Writing Month events. For those of you who aren’t familiar, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) writers are invited to sign up on nanowrimo.org (if you want to keep track of your progress and/or get some great support from fellow writers) and pledge to write 50,000 (a short novel) during the month of November. It’s crazy, but very rewarding!

This year we’re featuring a number of local NJ authors like Alissa Grosso, Charlotte Bennardo, Natalie Zaman, and Corey Rosen Schwartz, among other talented writers. They will talking about great topics that are pertinent to budding writers like publishing options, how to write successful query letters, and how to go from your first draft to getting an agent.

It’s a great time of year for me not only because I get to meet great authors and writers but it’s a great way to get inspired in my own writings and learn from the wisdom of others.

Good luck on all your writing goals this November! 🙂

  1. Wow, this sounds great. Shame it’s not anywhere near me! Haha. Good luck! 🙂

  2. I’m excited to be a part of this. As for the NaNoWriMo concept, I salute anyone who takes on that challenge.

  3. You have awesome authors in your area. I’m sure the events will be fabulous.

    • Ariel Zuidema, writer for the newspaper at Prairie High School
    • November 12th, 2012

    May I use your photo for a school article? if so, please send me a message back asap. :3

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