“NaNoWriMo!” November is National Novel Writing Month

Shelton Timberland Library to support local participants with events, provisions & space. This November, join upwards of half a million others around the world who will be writing novels, from start to finish, in one month. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), a seat-of-your-pants writing adventure, challenges you to churn out a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. There are no judges or entry fees, just a whole lot of fun and excitement.

The Shelton Timberland Library (William G. Reed Public Library) is supporting adult and teen writers throughout the month and will hold milestone events beginning on October 30.

NaNoWriMo participants are encouraged to write at the library during open hours. Bring your writing materials and/or laptop and use the library’s free wireless internet access. Wi-Fi is available on library grounds from 6 a.m. to midnight.

In 2012, “341,375 participants started the month as auto mechanics, out-of-work actors, and middle school English teachers. They walked away novelists,” states the NaNoWriMo website. NaNoWriMo emphasizes creativity over perfection—and finishing a 50,000-word first draft.

NaNoWriMo Events at the Shelton Timberland Library
NaNoWriMo Kickoff – October 30, 6-7:30 p.m.
Get ready to write your November novel. You will have to do the writing, but the library will provide inspiration, suggestions, snacks, and a chance to meet other NaNoWriMo participants.
Write-ins
•    Saturday, November 2, 9:30-11 a.m.
•    Saturday, November 16, 4:30-6 p.m.
•    Friday, November 22, 5-6:30 p.m.

Enjoy the peace and quiet of the library when it’s closed to work on your NaNoWriMo novel. Keep your energy and enthusiasm up with snacks and the opportunity to talk with fellow writers. No other services will be available when the library is closed.


About NaNoWriMo
NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought fleetingly about writing a novel. Established in 1999, National Novel Writing Month is a nonprofit organization that works to empower and encourage writers and creativity around the world; it values enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline: 11:59:59 p.m. on November 30.

Over 250 NaNoWriMo novels have been traditionally published, including Sara Gruen’s “Water for Elephants”, Erin Morgenstern’s “The Night Circus”, Hugh Howey’s “Wool”, Rainbow Rowell’s “Fangirl”, Jason Hough’s “The Darwin Elevator”, and Marissa Meyer’s “Cinder.”

The Shelton Timberland Library is located at 710 W Alder Street. For more information, contact the library at (360) 426-1362 or visit www.TRL.org. Additional support, encouragement, and “a good old-fashioned kick in the pants” to get the rough draft of your novel written in November is at www.nanowrimo.org.

October 18, 2013/TRL Public Notice