National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30.
Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought fleetingly about writing a novel.
National Novel Writing Month was established in 1999. It is also a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that believes stories matter.
During NaNoWriMo 2013:
- 310,095 participants started the month as auto mechanics, out-of-work actors, and middle school English teachers. They walked away novelists.
- 651 volunteer Municipal Liaisons guided 595 regions on six continents.
- 89,500 students and educators created worlds through the Young Writers Program.
- 650 libraries opened their doors to novelists through the Come Write In program.
- And in 2014, 55,774 Campers participated in Camp NaNoWriMo’s online writing retreat.
Over 250 NaNoWriMo novels have been traditionally published. They include 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.See a full list of our published authors.
Please join us as this November for NaNo in the Grove Sign up at www.nanorwrimo.org to become an official participant and stay tuned for more information on the Come Write In events to be held on Old Towne Grove City throughout the month. Your novel is waiting for you.