November is National Novel Writing Month!

Have you heard of NaNoWriMo? I'm one of the local Topeka Municipal Liaisons for this international month-long event. It's free, it's fun and it's a huge creative rush. If you have ever thought about writing a novel, or you have wondered what kind of of person would try to write an entire novel in 30 days, keep reading.

To do great important tasks, two things are necessary: a plan and not quite enough time. —Unknown

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).

The challenge: to write 50,000 words in 30 days

That’s an average of 1,667 words/day.

The only thing that matters in NaNoWriMo is output. It's all about quantity, not quality.

The kamikaze approach forces you to lower your expectations, take risks, and write on the fly.

Writing begins November 1 and ends November 30

No exceptions

Register today at www.NaNoWriMo.org set your region to Kansas :: Topeka. Check the Topeka forums for more local events and encouragement.

Read more about local events here or email Lissa with any questions!

Working at the library offers many advantages to aspiring novelists! At the library, you are surrounded by books, people, inspiration and ideas for advancing your plot and developing your characters.  While you shouldn't work on your novel during work times, we are allowed to use our staff computers during breaks and lunches, or you can use your library card and hop on a public computer before or after your work shift for some extra writing time!

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