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November is NaNoWriMo: Write Your Novel With Help From Buncombe Public Libraries

From Buncombe County Libraries:

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) began in 1999 as a daunting but straightforward challenge: to write 50,000 words of a novel during the thirty days of November.  Now, each year on November 1, hundreds of thousands of people around the world begin to write, determined to end the month with 50,000 words of a brand-new novel. If you are doing NaNoWriMo this year, the Buncombe County Public Library wants to support you in your endeavors. Join us for the following events to keep you invigorated and motivated.

All events are free, but you do need to register. To sign up, visit the Library’s event calendar and click on the event on the calendar.

Jumpstart your Creativity with Nina Hart  
Monday, November 2 from 7 –8:30pm

Nina is a writing coach who has been there, done that with NaNoWriMo and has inspiration to share. This fun, supportive session will  give you tools to keep going when the writing gets stuck and will get your creative juices flowing for the rest of the month. Space is limited.

You Wrote a Novel, So Now What?
Thursday November 5 at 5pm

What will you do on December 1 when you finish NaNoWriMo and have a book that's ready to get out into the world? In this webinar BiblioLabs Community Engagement Manager, Emily Gooding, will show you how to format your novel by using the PressBooks resource available to you for FREE from the library.  You will also learn how you can submit your novel to the Indie Author Project and have a digital version of your novel available to readers in the  Library! 

Celebrate Indie Author Day
November 7

More info available on the Buncombe County events calendar soon.

Come Write In Virtually with BCPL Librarians Who are Also Writing Novels This Month!
Friday November 13 at 4 pm and Wednesday November 18 at 7 pm

We’ll have two virtual Write Ins and would love to write with you in a Zoom Room while our cats meow in the background.  We’ll have some prompts but mostly this will be a time to awkwardly write in front of your camera while strangers on the call do the same.  Just kidding – we'll have a blast!

Join the library’s Creative Writing Group Online
Friday November 20 at 3 pm

This monthly group meets on Zoom where we do several rounds of writing and reading our writing to each other. Our focus is creating a supportive and fun environment through writing exercises and discussions.  You are welcome but not required to bring a 300-500 word piece of original writing.  

Be Inspired by Local and National Authors
Tuesday, November 19 at 7pm

Join us via Zoom on November 19  to celebrate the release of The Right Kind of Fool by Sarah Loudin Thomas as she's joined in conversation by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Wingate. Sarah and Lisa will chat about inspiration, writing, and their latest stories. The event hosted by Sassafras on Sutton and the Black Mountain Library will include giveaways and time for Q&A. Join us for a great evening of historical fiction! Registration is Limited!

Join Our NaNoWriMo Message board

Join our BCPL_Nanowrimo Message Board on the NaNoWriMo Forums.

Any questions? Contact your friendly neighborhood library or email