November is National Novel Writing Month, otherwise known as NaNoWriMo. This is a nationwide challenge for writers to write 50,000 words in the month of November. That’s 1,667 words per day, so let’s get started! See below for several events St. Mary’s County Library is hosting to help you finish your novel.
Since 2006, many novels first drafted during NaNoWriMo have been published. Check one out today!
Ready to start? Sign up at nanowrimo.org!
Looking for some writing help or inspiration?
Connect with other writers nearby!
- Maryland NaNoWriMo
- Official NaNoWriMo Maryland Regional Forum
- Maryland NaNo Facebook group
- Maryland WriMos Discord server – If you already have a Discord account, sign in (Do not make a new account!) or register for free.
Check out Library resources for writing help!
NaNoWriMo Kickoff with Christine Trent
The Writer’s Grand Journey: Guiding your Book from Idea to a Polished Novel
Tuesday, November 2, 6 :30 p.m.
Register for the virtual NaNoWriMo Kickoff
Do you have a lot of great ideas for a novel but aren’t sure which one to pluck out of the air for a novel? Do you struggle with actually figuring out how to flesh out a viable plot from your great idea? Join multi-published local author Christine Trent as she describes her method for filtering through book concepts before taking the grand journey from an idea to a completed novel ready for publication.
Christine Trent is the author of the Lady of Ashes historical mystery series, about a Victorian-era undertaker, as well as the author of the Florence Nightingale Mysteries and several other historical novels. Lady of Ashes was named a 2014 finalist in the Daphne du Maurier Awards. Christine’s novels have been translated into Turkish, Polish, and Czech.
NaNoWriMo TGIO (Thank Goodness It’s Over) Workshop
The Many Roads to Publication
Tuesday, November 30, 6:30 p.m.
Register for the virtual TGIO Workshop
Should you self-publish? Is it expensive? What about traditional publishing? Don’t you need an agent for that? How do you find an agent? These are just a sampling of the many questions a writer might ask when deciding how to publish that wonderful, freshly-completed book. In this session, join local author Christine Trent and explore the pros and cons of these routes and more. You will walk away with the information you need to publish your book the right way for YOU.