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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.
The country’s 100 favorite novels are announced in this celebration of reading hosted by Meredith Vieira, as celebrities, authors, and book lovers reveal the novels that have most affected their lives. (From video description).
Rendell, Ruth. "What to pack in your fiction tool kit: a bestselling author takes you through the tricks of the novel-writing trade, starting with reading the classics." The Writer, vol. 123, no. 12, Dec. 2010.
8 Zoom sessions will take place over the month of November to facilitate writing and discussion.
HVCC NaNoWriMo Campus Coordinator 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 second annual NaNoWriMo @ HVCC event!
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