During National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in November, writers of all skill levels are challenged to craft a novel in 30 days. Beginning Monday, November 2, stop by any of our four library branches to pick up a free NaNoWriMo kit which includes a journal to jot down your ideas and writing prompts to help inspire your creativity.
Kits are available while supplies last. If you are using curbside pickup, call and ask staff for a kit when you arrive. For ages 12-18.
Be sure to check out the weekly CoMo NaNoWriMo Write-ins. These virtual meet-ups provide great opportunities for teens to connect with other local authors and hone their craft. The library also has a wealth of resources to help as you embark on this exciting challenge:
- “Brave the Page: A Young Writer’s Guide to Telling Epic Stories” by Rebecca Stern
- “Dear Ally, How Do You Write A Book?” by Ally Carter
- “Writing Radar: Using Your Journal to Snoop Out and Craft Great Stories” by Jack Gantos
- “Writing Fantastic Fiction” by Jennifer Joline Anderson
- “How to Write your Best Story Ever!” by Christopher Edge
- “Go Teen Writers: How to Turn your First Draft Into A Published Book” by Stephanie Morrill
- “Picture Yourself Writing Fiction: Using Photos to Inspire Writing” by Sheila Griffin Llanas
- “Spilling Ink: A Young Writer’s Handbook” by Anne Mazer
- “Write Where You Are: How to Use Writing to Make Sense of your Life, A Guide for Teens” by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg
- “Moe’s Cafe: 48 Decidedly Different Creative Writing Prompts” by Mark Larson
- “How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times” by Roy Clark
- “Writing Realistic Dialogue & Flash Fiction” by Harvey Stanbrough