DBRL is hosting six different programs at the Callaway County Public Library and Columbia Public Library to help you prepare for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in November. All across the world, beginners and seasoned writers alike will spend this month trying to complete a novel in just 30 days, with the help of an online community. Learn how to sign up, sketch out a plan to get started and get tips on writing your first draft. These events provide great opportunities for teens to get their words into the world, connect with other local authors and hone their craft.
NaNoWriMo Events at the Callaway County Public Library
National Novel Writing Month Blastoff
Saturday, October 12, 2-4 p.m.
Saturday, November 2, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 9, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 30, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
NaNoWriMo Events at the Columbia Public Library
Get Ready to Write a 30-Day Novel
Wednesday, October 16, 7-8 p.m.
NaNoWriMo: Come Write In
Friday, November 8, 6-9 p.m.
Not able to attend these programs? No worries. The library can still help you out with some of our great resources!
- “Moe’s Cafe: 48 Decidedly Different Creative Writing Prompts” by Mark Larson
- “How to Write Short” by Roy Clark
- “How to Not Write Bad” by Ben Yagoda
- “Building Great Sentences” by Brooks Landon
- “Write Where You Are” by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg
- “Dear Ally, How Do You Write A Book?” by Ally Carter
- “Go Teen Writers” by Stephanie Morrill
- “Welcome to the Writer’s Life” by Paulette Perhach
- “Writing Realistic Dialogue & Flash Fiction” by Harvey Stanbrough
- “Your Writing Coach” by Wolff Jurgen
- “Writing Radar” by Jack Gantos