NaNoWriMo. No, I didn’t just swear, and I didn’t just completely butcher the Batman theme song. NaNoWriMo is an abbreviation for National Novel Writers Month, which happens every November.
Of course, here at the Provo City Library we love novels, and I hope you know that we love the people who write them. Because of that, we’ve paired up with the Utah Valley Writers group to host a few NaNoWriMo events this month. Come with your creative juices flowing, and use the Provo City Library as a space to work on the novel you’ve always wanted to write.
On November 12th and 19th, we’ll be in the second floor computer lab for a series of activities, prompts, word sprints, and enthusiastic cheers to help you on your way. All events will be held from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
But what if you've already written a novel and are trying to figure out what to do next? Come to Indie Author Day on Wednesday, November 16th, at 7:00 pm. Indie Author Day is another national program designed to help people figure out how to get their books published. We’ll start by watching a webinar hosted by leaders in the publishing industry. Then we’ll open the night up for questions with local author Elana Johnson.
Elana Johnson considers herself to be a “hybrid author,” with books published traditionally by Simon & Schuster and Start Media. She has self-published under her own name and a pen name, Liz Isaacson. She is also a Kindle Press/Amazon author. So however you’re thinking of getting your work out there, Elana will have some great advice how to get the job done.
Hopefully I see you at one of these great events. Happy NaNoWriMo, Everyone!