National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing! Participants begin writing on November 1st. The goal is to write a 50,000-word (approximately 175 page) novel by 11:59:59, November 30th.
Get a head start at Yuma County Libraries! Aspiring authors are invited to attend weekly writing workshops at the Main and Foothills libraries throughout the month of September. Co-Municipal Liaisons as well as Co-Moderators of Write on the Edge, Christine Howard and Melissa Stevens have 13 books published between them. Together they have participated in and completed this 50,000-word challenge 11 times in the past.
Ready, Set, Write
If you’re considering taking on the challenge of National Novel Writing Month, or even if you’re not, let us help you get started.
Main Library ● Saturday, September 3rd ● 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Foothills Library ● Thursday, September 1st ● 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
You can have characters without a story but you can’t have a story without characters. Let us help you create your characters to help you tell the best story in you.
Main Library ● Saturday, September 10th ● 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Foothills Library ● Thursday, September 8th ● 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Fleshing out the Details
Where would Moby Dick be without Ishmael? Who would Harry Potter be without his wand? Let us help you flesh out the details that make your characters vivid and real.
Main Library ● Saturday, September 24th ● 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Foothills Library ● Thursday, September 22nd ● 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
From the Ground Up
Whether you draw a map or research life in the 1960s, getting it right is important. Let us show you how to build your world from the ground up.
Main Library ● Saturday, October 1st ● 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Foothills Library ● Thursday, September 29th ● 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
READY TO WRITE? Join us in November for “NaNoWriMo” kickoff events, weekly write-ins, and finale celebrations!
National Novel Writing Month Kickoff
All writers are invited to attend National Novel Writing Month Kickoff Parties! Local writers Chris Howard and Melissa Stephens, with Librarian Rebecca Brendel, will be on-hand to welcome you to the program and help you register at the official website, www.nanowrimo.org
Foothills Library ● Tuesday, November 1st ● 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Main Library ● Saturday, October 29th● 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Need a place to write? Bring your preferred writing tools to the Main or Foothills Library and work on your novel surrounded by other local writers.
Main Library ● Saturday, November 5th, 12th, 19th ● 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Foothills Library ●Thursday, November 3rd, 10th, 17th● 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Thank God It’s Over!
You survived! Celebrate a month of hard work with your fellow NaNoWriMo writers!
Main Library ● Saturday, December 3rd ● 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Foothills Library ● Thursday, December 1st● 5:00-7:00 p.m.
For more information, contact Becky Brendel at (928) 314-2453 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Vanna Bells at (928) 373-6524 or email@example.com