Sunday, October 23, 2022

Join Millburn Free Public Library for National Novel Writing Month!








November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).


If you've ever wanted to write a novel, now is the time!

Each year thousands of people commit to writing the first draft of a novel during the month of November. You can too! The Millburn Library will be Come Write In partner for this year's NaNoWriMo.

To learn more, join us on Wednesday, October 26 at 7 PM for our virtual kickoff event with novelist and librarian Jon Michaud. Register here.

The library will also offer:

·     A selection of books about the craft of writing.

·     A clean, well-lighted space (with wi-fi) for you to write at the library. (You can even book a quiet study room.)

·     Regular virtual check-ins and pep-talks during the month.

·     Lessons on writing from David Baldacci, N.K. Jemisin, Amy Tan, Neil Gaiman, Margaret Atwood and others via MasterClass.

·     Plus lots of novels to inspire you! Search our catalog.

There are plenty of other resources on the NaNoWriMo site:

·     Sign up with NaNoWrimo

·     Connect with us: MillburnLibraryNJ (registration required)

·     Attend other NaNoWriMo events in northern NJ

·     Follow the NaNoWriMo blog

·     Download the NaNoWriMo Prep 101 Handbook.

·     Read pep-talks from well-known writers, such as James Patterson, Elizabeth Acevedo, and Lemony Snicket

·     Check the NaNoWriMo Forums message board for discussion topics (registration required.)

Other writing resources on the web:

·     Poets & Writers Magazine

·     Mystery Writers of America

·     50 Resources for Crime Writers

·     Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

·     Romance Writers of America Resource Page

·     The Paris Review’s Archive of Interviews with Writers

·     Writing Tools from The Center for Fiction

·     We Need Diverse Books Writers Resources

·     Lambda Literary Resources 

·     She Writes

·     Asian American Writers’ Workshop

·     Black Writers Collective

·     Black & Bookish

·     Lincoln Michel’s Counter Craft Newsletter

·     Stuck? Try these writing prompts.


Questions? Contact Jon Michaud:








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