NaNoWriMo 2021

Write Your Novel Here!
November 1, 2021 to November 30, 2021
NaNoWriMo is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing! Join local authors as they embark on writing 50k words during 30 days and nights of literary abandon.

Bud Werner Memorial Library & Off the Beaten Path Bookstore are proud supporters of National Novel Writing Month.

What is NaNoWriMo?

This creative novel-writing endeavor is open all aspiring authors. Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-words) novel by midnight, November 30.

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 and mark your calendar to join the Write-ins at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore to stay connected with the local NaNoWriMo community!


  • 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.
  • Off the Beaten PathThe bookstore is hosting FOUR Write-ins for NaNoWriMo novelists on November  4, 11, 18 and 30. NaNoWriMo novelists can join for camaraderie, encouragement and quiet writing time from 5-7 p.m. on these nights (plus the cafe will be open for discounted coffee, boozy coffees and snacks at the start of the session) .