NaNoWriMo – the tongue twister short for National Novel Writing Month – brings together thousands of people across North America to support each other in the gargantuan task of writing a 50,000-word novel in November ( or, for many diligent Wrimos, 1,667 words per day).
Encouraging fellow writers is a powerful motivator, which is why Simcoe County Libraries have implemented a NaNoWriMo Events Calendar to help aspiring writers and novelists reach their word count.
The BWG Library will be hosting a virtual writing on November 20 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. as many words as possible in bursts of five or ten minutes. We invite all local Wrimos to join us in inspiring inspiration and increasing your word count as NaNoWriMo enters the home stretch. Click here to join.
There are many more events planned for this month, including opportunities to hear from fantastic authors who will share tips and motivations to help you succeed in the writing and publishing processes:
- On November 17, author Tracy L. Ward will speak about self-publishing, hosted by the Essa Public Library.
- On November 21, Wasaga Beach Public Library is hosting a memoir writing event with award-winning author and journalist Anna Bokma.
- On November 25, the Barrie Public Library welcomes author JL Witterick to talk about âWriting Characters Readers Will Rememberâ.
You’ll find links to register for these and other events – and recordings of some you may have already missed – on the BWG library website.
While writing 50,000 words is an ambitious goal, the support network and events during NaNoWriMo help make the task manageable and exciting. And, if we’re lucky, they might even become a published author by the New Year!