NaNoWriMo: Come Write In
Rockland — November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), which challenges participants to write a 50,000-word novel in one month — and join hundreds of thousands of others who have decided to do the same.
“NaNoWriMo is an unbeatable way to write the first draft of a novel because it’s such a powerful antidote to that horrible foe of creativity: self doubt,” said Grant Faulkner, NaNoWriMo Executive Director.
NaNoWriMo is a rollicking conversation about all aspects of writing, and an invitation to dare to do what seems impossible, he added. As many NaNoWriMo writers have discovered, the best way to learn to write a novel is by simply plunging in to write a novel. More than 250 NaNoWriMo novels have been traditionally published including Sara Gruen’s “Water for Elephants” and Erin Morgenstern’s “The Night Circus.” For more information and to register to write, visit nanowrimo.org.
The Rockland Public Library is participating in NaNoWriMo as a Come Write In location and invites aspiring novelists to write in the library. The library will provide a comfortable and quiet place to work all month long. Free Wi-Fi is available, and there will be weekly gatherings to write and exchange ideas with fellow novelists. Beginning Nov. 6, gatherings will be held on Wednesdays in the library's Board Room from noon to 2 p.m. This is a time to write together and share ideas, breakthroughs, frustration and more.
Facilitator will be five-time NaNoWriMo participant Lee Heffner. Coffee will be provided. For more information, call the library, located at 80 Union St., at 594-0310.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or email@example.com.