November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and for many people it means writing, writing, and more writing, until they have written 50,000 words of a novel by the end of November. Now in its 19th year, NaNoWriMo challenges participants to write a new/original work in 30 days—between 12:00 a.m. November 1 and 11:59 p.m. November 30. This writing marathon offers the perfect challenge for those who want to jump-start a novel.
2017 NaNoWriMo PREP
Join us to receive helpful handouts and learn everything you need to know to get started. Participants will receive (while supply lasts) a writing survival kit to help them stay inspired and motivated to the very end.
Saturday, October 21 • 3:00 p.m.
Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library
Main Library, 2nd Floor
For more details, contact the Literature Department at 216.623.2881.
Come Write-In Meet-Ups
Cleveland Public Library is also providing dedicated writing space for participants to meet, write and find resources to help them with their project.
Thursdays, November 2, 9, 16 & 30
East 131st Street Branch
For more information contact East 131st Street Branch at 216.623.6941.
Signing up is optional; you don’t need to create an account to participate in either library program.
Helpful books at Cleveland Public Library
First Draft in 30 Days: A Novel Writer’s System for Building a Complete and Cohesive Manuscript
by Karen Wiesner
Writer’s Digest Books, 2005
Write Your Novel in a Month: How to Complete a First Draft in 30 Days and What to Do Next
by Jeff Gerke
Writer’s Digest Books, 2013
No Plot? No Problem! A Low-stress, High-Velocity Guide To Writing a Novel in 30 Days
by Chris Baty
Chronicle Books, 2014
Fast Fiction: Creating Fiction in Five Minutes
by Roberta Allen
Story Press, 1997
Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market 2017
Writer’s Digest Book