November is National Novel Writing Month, otherwise known as NaNoWriMo.
Librarians are great advocates and participants of this challenge because it supports our goals of literacy, a love of creative fiction & reading, and it’s just plain fun!
Below you’ll find a compilation of NaNoWriMo resources, as well as a number of other helpful links to get you started on the path toward writing your novel.
Pinal County residents will find noteworthy the links to locally-oriented web forums, events, and meet-ups.
- What is NaNoWriMo?
- NaNoWriMo FAQ
- Create an account at NaNoWriMo.org
- NaNoWriMo Pep Talks
- Official NaNoWriMo Word-Count Helpers
- NaNoWriMo Writer Forums
- Find Local NaNoWriMo Events – Pinal County residents use the “Arizona – Elsewhere” Region.
- NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program – For writers 17 and under. Great resources for educators and families.
- Camp NaNoWriMo – Writing challenges for the months of April and July.
- NaNoWriMo-Style Events – Other writing challenges using the NaNoWriMo model.
- Ultimate Writing Resource List – TREMENDOUS compilation of creative writing tips online by Tumblr user LadyKnightsRPS.
- Books and other resources about creative writing within the Pinal County Library District catalog.
- 25 Helpful Websites for Creative Writers – Links to great resources about writing prompts, mechanics, forums, etc.
- Writing Programs by State
- Places to submit your work – Get published!
- Websites for writers – Share your work!
- MeetUp.com Literature & Writing groups in and around the Pinal County area.