Do you think you have a novel in you? Find out by participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) during November.
Start right by attending a NaNoWriMo Kickoff Discussion and Party with an inspirational panel featuring published Young Adult authors Renee Collins, James Van Pelt, and Shannon Maynard. The discussion happens at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library, Fifth Street and Grand Avenue in Grand Junction. Ask questions, get your book signed, and start working on your own novel.
Follow up with weekly gatherings at the Central Library where you can stay motivated by drawing on inspiration from fellow NaNoWriMo authors:
- TEEN WRITING GROUP: Teens can attend a teens-only writing group that meets at 3:30 p.m. Mondays in November in the Central Library Community Room.
- ADULT WRITING GROUP: Adults can attend a writing group that meets from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays in November at the Central Library. Attendees will focus on adding words to their writing goal, but they can break up the task with write-offs, prompts, block breakers, and other fun ways to get words down.
NaNoWriMo is a national event that takes place each November to encourage writers to set aside time to write a novel in 30 days. A number of successful authors have credited NaNoWriMo for helping them get a start on some of their best work. Maybe this year, it’s your turn.