NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month began in 1999 as a daunting but straightforward challenge: to write 50,000 words of a novel in thirty days.

Now, each year on November 1, hundreds of thousands of people around the world begin to write, determined to end the month with a first draft.

Check out our books, online resources, and more to help you write your novel this month!

Events & More

Attend an Event

Writing Groups

Various Dates & Times
Various Branches
Join other writers and work on current projects with these groups.


Blogs & More

Writing Blogs and Resources

For Writers: Resources & More

Check out our local author visits, small groups, book suggestions, and other writing-related resources for your writing needs.

My Librarian: The Benefits of a Local Writers' Group

From hours of research to even more hours of honing one’s prose or choosing just the right word.

Self-Publishing: What an Author Needs to Know

With the rise of eBooks and print-on-demand, more authors are turning to self-publishing to get their books into the hands of readers.


Children begin developing the skills used in writing long before their work becomes words.

Resources from the NaNoWriMo Website

Declare your writerly commitment all over social media with the 2023 NaNoWriMo Writer badge!

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NaNo 101 Prep, opens a new window

A free 6-week course filled with activities and resources to help you prepare to write a novel.

NaNo Resource Hub, opens a new window

Whether you’re a planner, a pantser, a plantser, or any “er” in between, these resources to help you tackle the next step in your creative journey.

Young Writers Program, opens a new window

Supports under-18 writers and K-12 educators.


Now What?, opens a new window

Resources and tools to help you set goals and continue your creative writing journey, whatever that means for you.


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