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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.

NaNoWriMo Word Counts

The National Novel Writing Month challenge is to reach 50,000 words in one month by the end of November. That's it! There's no other goals or rules, but if you'd like to have more structure, you can break up the 50,000 words exactly evenly per day and do 1,667 words per day which makes the task a lot easier to tackle for some. This calendar shows you what your total should be each day if you write 1,667 words every day of November!

Calendar Word Counts

Character Sheets

Character Sheets for Fiction Writing

To get to know your character really well, filling out character sheets can be a great start to answering key questions about a character's motivation and what they would do in important situations. Character sheets are also a good place to keep information about a character's appearance and background so you don't contradict details you've already decided. We've included character sheets here, but you can find character sheets elsewhere on the internet as well. 


Outlining Methods

For some (not all!) of us, an outline can help us tackle the daunting task of organizing 50,000 words:

Ebooks on Creative Writing

Online Ebooks on Creative Writing

You can and read these at any time with your Shoreline email address and password. If you'd like help finding more books like this, please reach out to our 24 hour chat service! There's a link to the 24 hour chat service at the bottom of every page of the library website. 

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