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National Novel Writing Month, November or NaNoWriMo is a challenge where people from all backgrounds try to write 50,000 words in a month.

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2023 Events

Trying to get started? Need to bounce some ideas off of people? Come on in!

Online RSVP:

This is a great time to network, get feedback on your ideas, and prepare for the first write-in at Shoreline CC (if participating)


Audrey victor has consulted college writers for several years and holds a degree in english and creative writing from the university of washington. she is experienced in fiction, screenwriting, and podcast writing.

2023 Kickoff

Join us Oct 31st, 10 PM - Nov 1st, 1 AM in the Ray Howard Library and write through the first hour of November!

Games | Mug Exchange | FREE Snacks

(Please bring a mug to participate in the mug exchange.)

No sign-up required. Just show up and meet fellow writers!

Workshop: Unblock Creativity

Tuesday, November 21, 2023 3:00 p.m.

What to do when you encounter a stumper? Rebecca Demarest offers helpful tips for tackling creative problems - and not just writers' block!

Rebecca is an award-winning author, book designer, coach, and writing instructor practiced at working with adults and kids, including in a homeschool environment. Her primary areas of expertise revolves around speculative fiction, with practice in theater, historical fiction, mystery writing, and game writing. She enjoys individual coaching, manuscript evaluation, and teaching workshops and classes for a wide range of topics for adults and kids and has worked as an instructor and course designer with organizations such as the Bureau of Fearless Ideas in Seattle, Clarion West, DigiPen, and the Museum of Popular Culture.

Weekly Write-Ins

Every Tuesday at 5:30 PM there will be weekly write-ins where you can show off your work or use the time to write on your own.

What is NaNoWriMo?

National Novel Writing Month, November or NaNoWriMo is a challenge where people from all backgrounds try to write 50,000 words in a month.

Oh no - I have to write a whole novel?? How do I even begin?!

The best way to handle an intimidating task is to break it into small pieces. If you write every day of the month during NaNoWriMo, you must finish 1667 words a day to reach the goal of 50,000 words in the month. Log into the website to keep track of your word count, make friends, post questions on their forums, and blast through writers block. 

Alternatively, you can use this month to focus on shorter goals, revision of a past project, or projects that are not novels.

Click here for some additional resources to help get you started - including character sheets and outlining articles.

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