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National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought fleetingly about writing a novel.

Join other writers during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) at any of the many events throughout the DCL system. You can also sign up with nanowrimo.org to track your progress and connect with other writers.


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NaNoWriMo Events

NaNoWriMo Write-In
Tuesdays, Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m., East Regional Library
Sundays, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Southwest Regional Library

Come write in! Join your fellow WriMos while you hammer out your daily word count. It’s a great reminder that you’re not alone in your obsession!

Write-In-Motion 100K Revolution
Saturday, Nov. 15, 8 a.m. until midnight, Various Locations (See below)
Destined to be an epic event! Join in as we endeavor to write a collective 100,000 words in 24 hours. There will be writing stations set up at fun locations in both Durham and Wake Counties. Pick whatever destination meets your fancy, and help us reach our group goal. Call Phil Locey after Oct. 15 at 919-560-0213 for registration.

8 a.m. – 10 a.m. – Breakfast at Café Carolina in Cary
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Cameron Village Library in Raleigh
1 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Lunch at Panera in North Hills Raleigh
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Wake Forest Coffee Company in WF
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Dinner at Mad Hatter in Durham
9 p.m. – 12 a.m. – Hilton Garden Inn in RTP

NaNoWriMo T.G.I.O Party
Monday, Dec. 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m. p.m., East Regional Library

Thank Goodness It’s Over — time to breathe and revel in our collective accomplishments. Whether or not you reached the 50K, there is plenty to be proud of after a month of pursuing the impossible dream.