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National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach
to novel writing.

Begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by Midnight on November 30. Because of the limited writing window, the ONLY thing that matters in NaNoWriMo is output. Take risks and write on the fly.  Library writing resources will be on display for you to use and check out.  Write at the library or at home… isn’t it time you really wrote that novel?

   NaNoWriMo Young Writer’s Program click here. 

   NaNoWriMo for Adults click here.

Suggested Resources


For adults and teens:


For children and teens:

  • Helpful Hints & Tips  –  New to NaNoWriMo?  Find out what it is, what is expected, what supplies you need and other valuable tips. 
  • YWP Pep Talks  – each year well-known published authors write pep talks to keep participants motivated and to give some writing tips
  • Workbooks – official notebooks put together by NaNoWriMo that have lots of ideas to help plan your novel
  • 28 Creative Writing Exercises and Prompts – use these exercises and prompts to practice writing, or use one as the spark of an idea that you can write a whole book about

This is not an official NaNoWriMo site, and the content has not been reviewed by National Novel Writing Month. For more information on National Novel Writing Month, visit