It’s official: I just validated my word count and am now a 2015 NaNoWriMo winner. And you know what? It was hard. Especially this time of year, when the holidays are ramping up and my kids were getting sick and my work schedule got all wonky. But I did it. And after validating my novel, I realized […]
For many authors, November is synonymous with National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), an initiative meant to encourage writers to get their novels out of their heads and onto paper. It’s the perfect time to think about how the library can inspire and support writing among its patrons.
Thousands of students are meeting the challenge to start and complete a novel over the course of a month this November for National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo). Librarians and teachers trying to get students interested in writing have a ton of resources from the Young Writers Program, including lesson plans that align to the Common Core.