National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)

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    Calling all young writers!

    Can you complete an entire novel in 30 days? Challenge yourself to write an entire short novel in a month: Join National Novel Writing Month Young Writers Program! It's a fun, seat-of-your-pants writing event where the challenge is to complete an entire novel in just 30 days.

    November is National Novel Writing Month

    For one month, you get to lock away your inner editor, let your imagination take over, and just create! Participants begin writing November 1 and must finish by midnight, November 30. The word-count goal for our adult program is 50,000 words, but the Young Writers Program (YWP) allows 17-and-under participants to set reasonable, yet challenging, individual word-count goals.

    Sign up now!

    Sign up online at, or come to the Teen Desk at Central to sign up and receive a commemorative button and your name entered on our progress chart!