At San Mateo County Libraries, we’re celebrating National Novel Writing Month, opens a new window (NaNoWriMo) with workshops designed to fight writer's block, refine your prose, mimic famous writing and create family stories. You can also Come Write In alongside fellow writers at Pacifica Sharp Park and San Carlos Libraries and be inspired by your fellow authors churning out their word counts.
During NaNoWriMo every November, writers around the world pledge to write 50,000 words in 30 days. While that might seem daunting, your writing doesn’t need to be perfect—it just needs to be!
I have a story to tell...if only I had the time...
I’ll write my novel...someday.
I’ll start writing in the new year.
If that sounds familiar to you, you’re not alone! While great ideas might come to us, it’s often hard to pick up a pen/pencil/stylus/keyboard and craft a story... a paragraph... even a word! Just finding time to sit down and write can feel like a chore. And who knows if you’ll ever finish?
This November, why don’t you give NaNoWriMo a try?
Be bold, have fun and write on! Your novel is waiting!
Write With San Mateo County Libraries
Drop in or sign up for one of our NaNoWriMo workshops this November!
Words in Motion: Techniques for Defeating Writer's Block
- Monday, November 6 at 4:30 PM for teens and adults at Half Moon Bay Library
- Thursday, November 9 at 4:30 PM for teens and adults at San Carlos Library
- Sunday, November 19 at 2:00 PM for teens and adults at Millbrae Library
Copy Cat Creative Writing
- Tuesday, November 7 at 6:00 PM for teens and adults at Pacifica Sharp Park Library
- Wednesday, November 8 at 4:30 PM for teens at the Foster City Library
- Wednesday, November 15 at 11:00 AM for adults at Atherton Library
- Friday, November 17 at 1:30 PM for teens and adults at Woodside Library
Refine Your Writing Craft: A Sentence Focus Workshop
How about some helpful books to bring on your journey?