November is National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month. November 1-30.

National Novel Writing Month. November 1-30.

What do Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants, Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus, Hugh Howey’s Wool, Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl, Jason Hough’s The Darwin Elevator, and Marissa Meyer’s Cinder all have in common? All of them were written as part of the National Novel Writing Month campaign, a nationwide effort to write a 50,000 word novel during the month of November. Since its inception, another 250+ traditionally published novels have resulted from the campaign and last year 310,095 people participated.

Feeling a little daunted by the task of writing a 50,000 word novel? Why not start instead by participating in one of the numerous write-ins nationwide. The Cartwright Learning Resources Center will be holding write-ins Fridays, November 7th, 14th, and 21st from noon to 3pm at the CLRC. Checkout their Facebook page.

Still need some inspiration? Check out the NaNoWriMo site for pep talks by Divergent’s Veronica Roth and other authors. The site also includes plenty of tips and tools that will help you on your way to completing that 50,000 word novel, you know–just in case.