NaNoWriMo - it's not just gibberish!
That's right, November 1st is the start of National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo to those in the know. Thousands of people (official count as of this posting is nearly 150,000) will crack their knuckles and sit down in-front of their blank pages (paper or digital) and attempt to write a novel (50,000 words) in thirty days. Thirty days!?!?
That's impossible, I hear you cry! But it's not, you can start and finish a novel in thirty days if you can manage to average about 1,667 new words each day. See, it's easy right?
Ok, if you still don't believe me here are some books that can help you along the way:
Novelist's Bootcamp by Todd Stone
The Author's Toolkit by Mary Embree
This Year You Write Your Novel by Walter Mosley
The Nighttime Novelist: Finish Your Novel in Your Spare Time by Joseph Bates
For a different sort of inspiration here are some books that began their lives as NaNoWriMo babies:
The Night Circus by Eric Morgenstern
Ape House by Sarah Gruen
Wool by Hugh Howey
Persistence of Memory by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Crewel by Gennifer Albin
Will your NaNoWriMo baby grow up to be a real book? You'll never know if you don't try, so come and write with us. We'll be hosting two write-ins in November at Denver Central Library.
On Friday, November 15th there will be a take over of the Hoyt Reading Lounge - Level 1. Bring your laptops, your pens and paper we'll be plugging away at that word count all day long in the distractingly scenic Burnham-Hoyt room's "Hemicycle" where the windows look out onto Civic Center Park.