Can you write a 50,000-word novel in a month? Writers across the country do just that by joining in National Novel Writing Month in November, and we’re here at the library to offer support and resources for budding creative writers up to the challenge.
November is National Novel Writing Month, also called NaNoWriMo, and we are helping those who wish to write their very first novels do so all month long. NaNoWriMo is an annual event that challenges writers and would-be authors to write a novel in 30 days. The goal is to complete a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. on November 30. NaNoWriMo values enthusiasm, determination and meeting deadlines and is for anyone who has considered writing a novel.
Our David Raines Branch is encouraging adults and young adults interested to sign up for the challenge to visit the library branch daily. The meeting room will be available on Monday through Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Thursday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for those working on starting or finishing a novel in November. The David Raines Branch is located at 2855 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive in Shreveport.
Those working on their novels at home can visit the Main Branch, located at 424 Texas Street, on Saturday, November 17 for a NaNoWriMo Meet & Critique. NaNoWriMo participants are invited to visit the branch that day from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and share their work with others. The program will allow writers to have their work critiqued and provide valuable feedback to continue their projects.
In addition to these programs, all of our branches offer public-use computers, private study rooms, and resources that can be used to aid in completing the National Novel Writing Month challenge.