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Gearing up for National Novel Writing Month 2021

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Meghan, Queen's Square | November 1, 2021

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is coming up in November.  Whether you’re new to writing or a veteran wordsmith, this is a wonderful time to discover the creative escape of writing or to delve even deeper into your writing passion. As always, Idea Exchange has you covered with a range of motivational online workshops (see below!)

Many NaNoWriMo participants set the ambitious goal of writing 50,000 words between Nov. 1 – Dec. 1, but this isn’t mandatory by any means. Writers working in any length or genre can participate in Idea Exchange’s writing events. The most important part of the experience is to conquer the blank page with the power of imagination, peer pressure and caffeinated beverages.

Join us for NaNoWriMo and let’s be creative together (even if we’re a bit farther apart than usual).

Here’s what happening for National Novel Writing Month:

Sun. Nov. 1, 7:00 - 8:00PM – How to Write a Novel in 30 Days- It’s the first day of NaNoWriMo! In this workshop, we’ll provide you with proven techniques to structure your novel and meet your word count goals.

Throughout November, your NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaisons will be supporting you online with digital write-ins and other activities through the community forums. Check out the NaNoWriMo website to register and access amazing resources to help with your creative journey.

Tues. Dec. 1, 7:00 - 8:00PM – What’s Next? Your Writing Life after NaNoWriMoNaNoWriMo is done but your writing journey is just getting started. Discover the next steps to move towards a polished manuscript and maybe even publication.

Thurs. Dec. 9, 7:00 – 8:30PM – Editing Your BookCollaborating with an editor is a key skill for getting your work published. Caroline Topperman and Susan Scott will guide you through the ins and outs of working with an editor on your manuscript.