If you are in the 87% of adults who claim they want to write a novel someday, this post is for you.
Actually, November is for you.
In the writing arena, November is National Novel Writing Month. It is a crazy 30 days where wanna be, budding, and experienced writers put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard and turn ideas into novels.
Over the course of the past decade, I’ve participated in NaNoWriMo a handful of times. In fact, my published novel is a product of that frenzied 26 days when I somehow managed to string together over 65,000 words that actually made sense. Granted it took me years to edit it and find a publisher, but none of that can occur before the creation of that first draft.
And that, my writer friends, is what November is all about.
So, if you have ever claimed (publicly or only to yourself in the confines of the darkest shadows) that you would like to write a novel someday, someday is now. Check out nanowrimo.org and join the fun. I am!
If you know anyone who would like more info on NaNoWriMo or writing in general, please direct them to me.
Our library has officially declared itself a Come Write In! destination, meaning we will be hosting several writing events over the course of the month to help motivate writers in their brave new journey into the written word.
Overall, our programming goals at the library are simple: to bring community members together to learn, share and enjoy common experiences.
This fall, our focus is on you. Through a variety of speakers and events, we aim to show that everyone’s story is unique, important and worthy of being noted. This doesn’t mean everyone needs to become an author. Rather, it means everyone needs to become the author of their own lives.
That’s the beauty of living. Every moment provides opportunity. And every opportunity provides a moment for growth.
Here’s how you can grow with us this fall:
Join the newly formed writer’s group on the 2nd Monday at 6:30pm.
Attend Doug Wolter’s author event this Saturday at 2:00pm.
Stop by on October 14 for our Patron Appreciation Open House between 2:00 and 4:00pm.
Read Andy Steiner’s book, How to Survive: the Extraordinary Resilience of Ordinary People, and discuss it with others at our Community Read book discussion at 6:00pm on October 30.
Sign up for Clue-less: an Escape Room Adventure and figure out who dunnit, with what and where. Pre-registration is required and will open on October 2.
Learn a new perspective by visiting with journalist and publisher, Andy Wahlberg. He owns Think Piece Publishing–Steiner’s publishing company.
Craft with us on the second Saturday of the month from 10:00am-1:00pm. Our first craft club will be held on October 14. Bring your crafting supplies and/or passions to share with other crafty people. We will be using our STEAM Room.
Brush up on your work force writing skills on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. From 4:00pm to 6:00pm, this Adult Writing Lab time is the perfect place to hone your resume and cover letter skills. Registration is not required.
Encourage your teen to join Teen Time on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 7:00-9:00pm for some supervised fun. (Think Escape Room, Movie Nights, Indoor Golf, etc… and snacks. Always the snacks.)
Still convinced I’m talking about writing your life story? This fall, I might be, as November is National Novel Writing Month. Meinders Library has officially declared itself a Come Write In! location for area writers. Throughout the month of November, we will host several writing sessions, get-togethers, and other crazy writing stuff with the sole purpose of helping you pen the book you always dreamed of writing.
So, if that includes you, please ask Jody all about the ins and outs of NaNoWriMo or check out their website at nanowrimo.org and start outlining your book now.
you want your novel on bookshelves across the country
you want to preserve your family history for future generations
you want to churn out romance novels for the digital readers of the world
you want to hone your craft through shared writing experiences with like-minded peeps
This short presentation will provide writers of all ages and interests with the basic knowledge of how to create and maintain a successful writer’s group. Please bring your calendar of available times and dates to make scheduling future meetings easier.