Are you one of the many writers or aspiring writers who's participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)? This year we can't have in-person programs or write-ins, but we do have a virtual program to support you! Check out our weekly prompts to get the ideas flowing! Every week a new prompt will be posted on our events calendar, and this week's prompt is about developing your character's ordinary world. Read the full prompt on our calendar and register for at least 3 of the 4 weekly prompts as a fun way to get incentives and stay on track.
Do you get inspiration from reading about writing? Check out our book lists for writing advice, featuring classics like Stephen King's On Writing, and our NaNoWriMo Success list: a selection of books that began as NaNoWriMo projects!
Not ready to write yet, or feeling overwhelmed? Read on for advice about NaNoWriMo self care from Library Assistant Liz:
NaNoWriMo is often touted as a month of fever and press to do as much writing as possible, with as little time left for anything else but writing as you can manage. In my experience, you are more likely to find advice to lock yourself away from your friends and family in your writing cave. To not come out until you have reached at least your 1,667 words for the day, if not more. If you are one of those magical people who can just plow head first through your story, I envy and applaud you. I have come to realize that I am not and I can’t be. No matter the “good” intentions I may set at the beginning of every new Nano I do I can never keep that steam rolling for longer than maybe a week. Instead I have learned other skills and mindsets to help me along the way. I’ll break them into three groups: Body, Mind and Muse.
Join us next week to learn more!