NaNoWriMo 2017
NaNoWriMo 2017

NaNoWriMo 2016: National Novel Writing Month Kickoff

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Conference Room - Administration Wing

Bud Werner Memorial Library & Off the Beaten Path Bookstorare proud supporters of National Novel Writing Month and the local writers who embark on 30 days and nights of literary abandon.

Write your novel! This event runs November 1-30, 2016. Writers are encouraged to gather for this motivational, inspirational NaNoWriMo kickoff prior to the November 1 writing start date.

What is NaNoWriMo?
A fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-words) novel by midnight, November 30.

The kickoff celebration. Come meet your fellow NaNoWriMo novelists at the library -- even if you're still just considering writing your novel this November. We'll have writing resources, pep talks, a forum for gripes and the beginnings of your novel writing support network.

Write-in at the Library. Bud Werner Memorial Library is a comfortable, quiet and well-lit place to work on your novel all month long. Write at the spacious desks where there are ample plug-ins. Peer out the picture windows when you need inspiration. Use the free computers and WiFi to research important details for your plot. Get to know our reference librarians when you need a hard-won fact. Let Mountainbrew sustain your needs for refreshment with coffee and baked goods.

Write-in at Off the Beaten Path. The bookstore is hosting late night Write-ins for NaNoWriMo novelists on November 3, 10, 17 and 29. NaNoWriMo novelists can join for camaraderie, encouragement and quiet writing time (plus the cafe will be open for coffee, beer and snacks) from 5:30-9 p.m. on these nights.

Get started!
Interested novelists should visit the official NaNoWriMo web site to learn more about the national program and sign up. Then come to Steamboat's NaNoWriMo kickoff party!