NaNoWriMo: Write a Novel in 30 Days

National Novel Writing Month starts tomorrow. Are you ready?

One part writing boot camp, one part rollicking party, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) celebrates its 19th year of encouraging creativity, education, and the power of the imagination through the largest writing event in the world.  Last year, NaNoWriMo welcomed 384,126 participants, in 646 different regions, on six continents. There’s only one goal: Write 50,000 words in one month. It’s a crazy task, but ever year thousands of people meet their goal. The editing and refining process can happen later – in November, we write! Hundreds of novels that began in NaNoWriMo have been published, including Sara Gruen’s award-winning Water for Elephants.

This year, Lopez Island Library participates as an official “Come Write In” location.  We will feature weekly “pep talks” penned by published authors, including Roxane Gay, Kevin Kwan, Julie Murphy, and Grant Faulkner on our website. We will have three write-ins (November 8th, 15th, 29th from 5-7pm) in the library community room. Write-ins are scheduled times to write. We will write together, challenge each other to word sprints, and use writing prompts for inspiration. Come for the coffee and camaraderie! To participate, register at and be sure to email to get on the NaNoWriMo Lopez email list and connect with other Lopez participants!