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NaNoWriMo 2019

NaNoWriMo 2019

Attention, aspiring authors - writing your own 50,000-word novel may become a reality by Dec. 1! During National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in November, you write a number of words each day, and by the end of the month, you've got your book draft.

NaNoWriMo’s fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to authorship has grown massively since its inception in 1999. Meet with fellow writers throughout the month for support and feedback at library-sponsored write-in events.

Those who complete their novels and upload them to the website by the deadline will be featured on NaNoWriMo’s Winner’s Page and receive handsome certificates and web badges. From there, the possibilities are endless. Over 250 novels written during National Novel Writing Month have been released by traditional publishing houses, including Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants, Marissa Meyer’s Cinder and Julie Murphy’s Side Effects May Vary. Hundreds of other works have found homes at smaller presses. Many more have been self-published, and others have been printed in novelists’ native languages. For more information, visit

NaNoWriMo Events:

Come Write In 

Regular business hours, Nov. 1-6, 8-27, and 30 | All Irving Library locations

Write in space always available at the library along with Wi-Fi, plenty of plugs, and comfortable chairs. Please note that Irving Public Library locations will be closed on Nov. 7, Nov. 28, and Nov. 29.

Meet and Greet

6 p.m. Nov. 5 | West Irving Library

Meet fellow writers before embarking on a month of too many snacks and too little sleep.    

Irving Writers Salon NaNoWriMo Edition

7 p.m. Nov. 19 | West Irving Library

This month's regularly-scheduled Writers Salon on the third Tuesday is the "NaNoWriMo" edition, although you're welcome to work on your other writing also.

I "Heart" YA Book Club discusses Cinder

7 p.m. Nov. 20 | South Irving Library

A group for YA lovers! This month in honor of NaNoWriMo we're reading Marissa Meyer's Cinder. This sci-fi/action-adventure fairytale retelling follows the story of Cinder, a down on her luck cyborg, who is thrust into adventure and intrigue with a handsome prince.

End of NaNoWriMo Celebration 

3 p.m. Nov. 30 | West Irving Library

Thirty days and 50,000 words later, celebrate your writing accomplishments at this End of NaNoWriMo 2019 party! Then it's on to your next project!

For more information, call (972) 721-4612.

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