National Novel Writing Month
October 24, 2011
National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing on November 1st with a goal of writing 50,000 new words of fiction by midnight on November 30. The goal for this crazy month is quantity over quality, though, you will be surprised just how good a story you can mash out in your spare time.
The library is a great place to write your novel. All MCPL branches welcome you to bring in your laptop or notepad and pound out some word count on your own. Also, there a number of branches hosting Write-Ins. Write-Ins are events where your fellow writers get together and spur each other on toward 50K. The library provides snacks, liquid novel fuel (coffee), and some exercises to help get the creative juices flowing.