Get Ready for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)


November is almost here so that means it is almost time for National Novel Writing Month!

Imagine October as your warm-up track before the writing marathon begins. It's the month to limber up your prose muscles, fine-tune your storytelling tempo and embrace the whirlwind of words that will soon spill onto your pages. Whether you are a seasoned novelist or taking your first literary stride, these pre-NaNoWriMo activities are the perfect way to get your feet wet:


Teen Thursday: Create Your Own Adventure

Thu, Oct 05, 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Jupiter Branch

Write code and create your own text-based RPG with the use of Twine, or take your novel organizing skills to the next level for NaNoWriMo. Grades 6-12. Preregister.


Wondrous World of Words

Wed, Oct 18, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Online via Zoom

Develop skills to use words creatively within the writing process in a series of fun, unique games and exercises. Preregister.


Word Games: Shiritori & Story Story Silence

Fri, Oct 27, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hagen Ranch Road Branch

Think fast! Do you have the vocabulary to dominate in the Shiritori Line game? Can your imagination keep up with an impromptu story or will you be silenced? Word games are a great way to stretch skills you use all the time in writing. So if you want to flex those thinking muscles before tackling your next project, or just want to have some fun, come on by! Preregister.


What is NaNoWriMo?

Mon, Oct 30, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Online via Zoom

NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month where you try to write as much as possible in November. We'll help you make that happen by providing writing activities across the County to help you do your best! We will explain NaNoWriMo and the activities the Library System will be providing. Preregister.


For more information on how to register for these pre-NaNoWriMo activities (as well as a sneak peek at our November NaNoWriMo activities), please visit: