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Attention Writers: Prepare for NaNoWriMo!

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)

NaNoWriMo is a nonprofit organization that encourages and supports people around the world to tell their stories. Every November, this organization promotes the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel during the month. Although this challenge may strike fear in any writer’s heart, be brave – NaNoWriMo.org provides a plethora of tools and support to help you reach your goal. Last year, NaNoWriMo welcomed nearly a half-million participants! If you have ever considered writing a novel, this may be the challenge for you. Start by clicking here to learn how NaNoWriMo works.

The Writing Studio is proud to partner with the Harper College Library as an official Write-In host for NaNoWriMo 2018, offering the following free NaNoWriMo Come Write In days at the Harper College Library (Building F) – no reservations needed:

  • Scheduled Write-In Morning Sessions: Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, Library, Room F221
  • Scheduled Write-In Evening Sessions: Wednesdays, 6-10 p.m., 11/7, 11/14, 11/28, Library, Room F221
  • Open Write-Ins: Come in whenever the library (located in Building F) is open, find an available spot and start writing! Hours: Mondays-Thursdays 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Fridays 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Sundays 1-5 p.m. Note: the campus is closed 11/21-11/25.

Looking for more structure? Register today for WRITE A NOVEL IN 30 DAYS WORKSHOP (LLA0012), Thursdays, 10/25-12/6, 6:30-9:30 p.m.:

Writing a novel is a momentous achievement that can take years of work. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) challenges you to create your first draft in thirty days. Is this possible? Yes! Every year, authors meet the challenge. Many turn their NaNoWriMo drafts into published books. Take the express route to achieving your authoring dreams with this accelerated novel workshop. We will review novel elements, participate in group critiques, experiment with creative writing exercises, and take advantage of in-class novel writing time. From novel planning, to writing, to next steps, this class will help you reach your goal.

Not sure about your novel plans? Already started (or stalled on) a novel? No problem! Students come to this class with varying levels of preparation and goals. Whether you have no idea what to write or you have already started (or nearly completed) a novel, this class will help you boost your writing speed, creativity and confidence. Experience the camaraderie and inspiration of writing with your classmates in this unique atmosphere, and feel the exhilaration as your dreams become reality.

WriteWhether you want to write the next great novel, develop a writing career, or simply write for pleasure, The Writing Studio at Harper College has courses to help you reach your writing goals. Click here to learn more about our writing program and register for classes.


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