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National Novel Writing Month: November 2023

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

Writing the Novella

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

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 Brightspace, to enroll:

  1. Log onto Brightspace

  2. From the HVCC homepage Navigation Bar select Discover

  3. Search for "National Novel Writing Month"

  4. Click on the tile text

  5. Select the Enroll in Course button

HVCC NaNoWriMo Campus Coordinator Tara Eaton

Tara Eaton

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 fifth annual NaNoWriMo @ HVCC event!