National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.
NaNoWriMo is about the transformational power of creativity, and as an event provides the structure, community, and encouragement to help people find their voices, achieve creative goals, and build new worlds – on and off the page. The CSU Library has many online resources available to help you along if you decide to take part in this years NaNoWriMo events, including:
- New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing.
- The CSU Library Creative Writing LibGuide – packed full of great resources.
- Five Points – a journal of literature and writing.
- Developing story ideas: The power and purpose of storytelling – eBook in the CSU collection.
- The writing experiment: Strategies for innovative creative writing – eBook in the CSU collection.
- How to publish your book – a 24 episode series available through the CSU Library and Kanopy.
If you have trouble accessing any of these resources, or would like to find more Library resources on the writing process, please contact us at the Library for help from one of our Librarians. If you’re taking part in NaNoWriMo, good luck with getting your novel out before the 30th November!