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NaNoWriMo November, 2017: Home

Information and web links about National Novel Writing Month, November, 2017

NaNoWriMo--National Novel Writing Month

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You too can write a novel in a month! Or a memoir, collection of short stories, biography, non-fiction account of the plight of the common New York City subway rat, etc. Whatever your heart desires -- just strive for 50,000 words during November. The Nyack Library is an official "Come Write In!" center. We'll be having a NaNoWriMo Information Meeting Thursday, October 26 at 7 pm and Writing Sessions Thursdays November 2, 9, 16, 30 from 6-8:30 pm & Sundays November 12 & 19 from 1-4 pm. Please visit or our Adult Reference desk to register. Ages 16 & up are welcome to participate. And check out to sign up and explore the fantastic resources awaiting. Come to the Library to write alone at any time we are open or write side-by-side with your fellow NaNoWriMos -- Your Story Matters!

Online NanoWriMo/Writing Resources

Book Recommendations

Inspirational Quotes

  • There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. — W. Somerset Maugham
  • Work on a computer that is disconnected from the ­internet. — Zadie Smith
  • Write. No amount of self-inflicted misery, altered states, black pullovers or being publicly obnoxious will ever add up to your being a writer. Writers write. On you go. — Al Kennedy
  • We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down. — Kurt Vonnegut
  • The nearest I have to a rule is a Post-it on the wall in front of my desk saying “Faire et se taire” (Flaubert), which I translate for myself as “Shut up and get on with it.” — Helen Simpson