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National Novel Writing Month: November 2020

This guide provides information about National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and includes information about HVCC activities and online resources for writers available from the Dwight Marvin Library.

What is National Novel Writing Month?

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NaNoWriMo is an international event that takes place annually in November. The challenge is to write a 50,000 word (approximately 175 page) draft of a novel. The initiative promotes creativity, writing fluency, and education. 

NaNoWriMo Resources

Ebooks About Fiction Writing Available from the HVCC Catalog

Freefall into Fiction: Finding Form

The Handbook of Creative Writing

102 Ways to Write a Novel: Indispensable Tips for the Writer of Fiction

Telling Stories: The Craft of Narrative and the Writing Life

Architecture of the Novel: A Writer's Handbook

The Language of Fiction: A Writer's Stylebook

Novel Ideas: Contemporary Authors Share the Creative Process

Curious Attractions: Essays on Fiction Writing

Streaming Videos About Novel Writing Available from the Dwight Marvin Library

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Articles About Novel Writing Available from the Dwight Marvin Library

Join the HVCC Conversation...

NaNoWriMo discussion is available by enrolling in the National Novel Writing Month Organization on Blackboard, to enroll:

  1. Login to Blackboard 
    https://blackboard.hvcc.edu
  2. Select the Community tab in the upper right corner below your name
  3. In the box Organization Catalog select Browse Organization Catalog
  4. Set Organization to ID
  5. Enter NNWM
  6. Select the dropdown arrow next to NNWM
  7. Select Enroll
  8. Select Submit

Click to view the screenshots below for additional information:

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Or search by organization name:

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HVCC NaNoWriMo Campus Coordinator Tara Eaton

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HVCC English instructor and Writing Specialist, Tara Eaton earned her MFA in creative writing from West Virginia University in 2007. Tara has been leading NNWM workshops in the region since 2017. This year marks the second annual NaNoWriMo @ HVCC event! 

Acknowledgement

Resources on this guide were compiled by HVCC Librarian, Stephanie Ross.