November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and we have the perfect workshops for you.
If you’re a writer or aspiring to become one, NaNoWriMo is a great place to get your story flowing with the month-long challenge to write a 50,000-word manuscript. We want to help you succeed in your writing goals, so we’ve put together a series of writing workshops meeting on Saturdays beginning at 10 am at Haggard Library. Each workshop is followed-up with dedicated writing time and space at the library from 11 am – 12 pm.
During our next workshop on November 9 – Characters: the Good, the Bad, and the Passerby – you’ll learn about managing your character by dividing them into tiers. As a group, you will discuss plot, hierarchies and makings of a strong character.
If you’re looking for some reading material on how to write a novel, check out these titles from our catalog. You can see our full NaNoWriMo inspiration reading list here:
- Elements of Fiction by Walter Mosley (2019)
- The Writer’s Practice: Building Confidence in Your Nonfiction Writing by John Warner (2019)
- The Business of Being a Writer by Jane Friedman (2018)
- The Byline Bible: Get Published in 5 Weeks by Susan Shapiro (2018)
- Write to the Point: a Master Class on the Fundamentals of Writing for Any Purpose by Sam Leith (2018)
- The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story by Edwidge Danticat (2017)
Don’t forget to come by our workshops! These are the perfect way to learn more about the writing process with your peers, as well as learn about library resources to help you succeed. Each meets at Haggard Library at 10 am on the dates below. No registration required!
- November 2: Oh, I Have an Idea! Learn a systematic process of turning an idea into a full story already passed
- November 9: Characters: the Good, the Bad and the Passerby. Better manage your characters by dividing them into tiers
- November 16: Let’s Write Captivating Dialogue! Get the in-depth scoop on making dialogue meaningful and dynamic
- November 23: The Opening Scene, Revisited: make your novel opening more suitable to the story as a whole