National Novel Writing Month, November 2019NaNoWriMo Logo

Cary area writers can join millions of writers across the globe by participating in this event. Are you up to the challenge of writing every day this November?

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Weekly Check-in Sessions
Saturdays in November (2, 9, 16, 23) from 1-2:30 pm
Stop by the Library to record the number of words you have written that week, meet and network with other area writers, and even sit down and work on your novel. Online check-in will be available if you can’t make it every Saturday. Registration is preferred but walk-ins welcome.

Final Check-in & Celebration
Sunday, December 1, 1:30-2:30 pm Register to attend.

Writer’s Tips Sessions
Saturdays in November (2, 9, 16 & 23) from 2:30-3 pm
For teens and adults. Roxanne Boersma, CE Instructor from Harper/MCC Colleges and a local self-published author, will hold an informal discussion each Saturday on various aspects of writing. Registration is preferred but walk-ins welcome. Topics differ for each session:
November 2: Show don’t tell, the infamous info dump and other writing pitfalls to avoid to make your story better. Register to attend.
November 9: Networking with other writers, where to find groups and why it’s important. Register to attend.
November 16: Avoid distractions, push through writer’s block, and keep your focus to finish your novel. Register to attend.
November 23: What details to add as you review what you’ve written to add to your word count and make your story better. Register to attend.
Sunday, December 1: Your book is written. Now what? Register to attend.



McHenry & Lake County NaNoWriMo regional forum
Create a free username and password to log your progress and access resources, including writing prompts, exercises, tips, and more.

Print out the McWriMo calendar log sheet (Google Docs format) to keep track of your writing.