The Writer's Life

November is National Novel Writing Month!

November is National Novel Writing Month! 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 p.m. on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought fleetingly about writing a novel.

Here’s a little more about how it all works.

Events happening in the New Orleans area:

Wednesday, November 63:00 – 5:30 p.m.: Mid-week write-in at New Orleans Public Library Main Branch (219 Loyola Ave.) in the Teen Zone

Thursday, November 7

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.: Orleans weekly write-in. A weekly coffee shop write-in. Location TBD and may vary week to week

Tuesday, November 12

5:30 – 9:00 p.m.: Write-in at East Bank Regional Library (4747 West Napoleon, Metairie) in the conference rooms next to the cafe

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.: French Press weekly write-in at The French Press Cafe on Williams Blvd. in Kenner

Thursday, November 14

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.: Orleans weekly write-in. A weekly coffee shop write-in. Location TBD and may vary week to week

Friday, November 15

7:00 p.m.: Mid-Month movie! Take a break and chill with fellow NOLAWrimos. Movie TBD.

Saturday, November 16

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.: Halfway write-in at New Orleans Public Library Main Branch (219 Loyola Ave.) in the Teen Zone. You’re halfway there!

8:00 p.m. – Till: A Not So Dangerous Evening of Writing! Come pull an all nighter with fellow Wrimos at his overnight write-in! Details TBD.

Monday, November 18

5:30 – 9:00 p.m.: Write-in at East Bank Regional Library (4747 West Napoleon, Metairie) in the conference rooms next to the cafe

Tuesday, November 19

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.: French Press weekly write-in at The French Press Cafe on Williams Blvd. in Kenner

Thursday, November 21

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.: Orleans weekly write-in. A weekly coffee shop write-in. Location TBD and may vary week to week

Friday, November 22

12:00 – 4:00 p.m.: Young Writers’ write-in at New Orleans Public Library Main Branch (219 Loyola Ave.) in the Teen Zone. Specifically for young writers competing in the YWP.

Monday, November 25

5:30 – 9:00 p.m.: Write-in at East Bank Regional Library (4747 West Napoleon, Metairie) in the conference rooms next to the cafe

Tuesday, November 26

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.: French Press weekly write-in at The French Press Cafe on Williams Blvd. in Kenner

Wednesday, November 27

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.: Orleans weekly write-in. A weekly coffee shop write-in. Location TBD and may vary week to week

Saturday, November 30

10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Last Chance write-in at New Orleans Public Library Main Branch (219 Loyola Ave.) in the Teen Zone. Your last chance to get to 50,000 words before the end of NaNoWriMo!

Time TBD: TGIO (Thank God It’s Over!) party at Huh! Restaurant & Bar, 3401 N Hullen, Metairie. Join your fellow Wrimos to finish up writing and share your trials and tribulations during the month!

National Novel Writing Month is also a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that believes your story matters. You know how writing makes the world a more creative, vibrant place. Through NaNoWriMo—as well as our Young Writers Program, the Come Write In program, and Camp NaNoWriMo—they work hard to empower and encourage that vibrant creativity around the world.

Image courtesy of National Novel Writing Month.

Like the NOLA Chapter of NaNoWriMo (NOLAWrimo) on Facebook!

Follow NaNoWriMo on Twitter!

Visit the NOLAWrimo regional website

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