November is known for Thanksgiving and the beginning of the holiday shopping season, but for writers it’s known for something else. November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), when people put their fingers to their keyboards and pound out 50,000 words in one month. That’s about 1,667 words a day.
You can do it, we believe in you!
There are as many ways to write a novel as there are writers, but for those who would like to plot their novel before writing we’ve collected some resources to help.
- Judy Teel’s Guide to Streamlining Your Writing
- Plot Using the Snowflake Method
- Annie Neugebauer’s Plotting Worksheets
- Jim Butcher’s Advice for Putting It All Together
- The Evolution of Your Story from Karen Wiesner
Writing a whole book in a month is a challenge and we want to support you. That’s why this year at the library we’ve made our own NaNoWriMo account. Search for us (username: Durham Tech Library) and make us your writing buddy! We will send our encouraging messages to our buddies and will answer any research questions you have. Suddenly find yourself needing to know how to build a canoe from a tree? Or what clothing was in fashion in the 15th century? How about first aid for a knife wound? Send us a NaNoMail and ask!