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October 27, 2016 Nicole

NaNoWriMo, though it sounds like an alien greeting from the planet Ork, is actually the abbreviated version of a month-long celebration for writers called “National Novel Writing Month.”

During the month of November, writers are encouraged to pen a novel of 50,000 words and are given ample support though online forums, write-ins, writers’ discussion groups and more. NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.

The Delaware County District Library’s Orange and Delaware branches are registered as official “Come Write In Locations.” This means that throughout the course of the month open writing times are provided for adults and teens and resources and space are allocated. Check Delaware Library’s event calendar for all the write-in times throughout the month.

Be sure to add Wednesday, November 2 to the calendar when our NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison will be speaking at the kick-off event at the Orange Branch Library at 7 p.m. She will give hard-earned advice on starting (and finishing!) a 50,000-word novel, and share tricks and tips for success. Feel free to come and write beginning at 5 PM and stay for Anne’s talk at 7 PM. This Orange Branch event is for aspiring writers of all ages!

Please note that all DCDL locations will close at 5 p.m. on November 23 and remain closed through November 24 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Otherwise, we're open and available for your writing needs the entire month. 

And in case you're wondering if NaNoWriMo stories ever go anywhere, other than a saved file on your computer, here are some success stories to inspire you. All these best-selling novels got their start as a NaNoWriMo project. 

Water for Elephants

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

The Night Circus

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Fangirl

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Wool

Wool by Hugh Howey

The Darwin Elevator

The Darwin Elevator by Jason M. Hough

Cinder, Scarlet and Cress

Cinder, Scarlet and Cress by Marissa Meyer

The Beautiful Land

The Beautiful Land by Alan Averill

The Forest of Hands and Teeth

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

 

 

NaNoWriMo 2016