National Novel Writing Month

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Published 10 July 2019

We invite you to take part in National Novel Writing Month - also known as NaNoWriMo. It's a free, global writing program that challenges participants to write a 50,000 word novel during the month of November. It’s open to anyone over the age of 17 who has ever dreamed of writing a novel – or just likes a challenge.

In the lead up to November, we're holding free monthly workshops designed to help writers prepare for the 50,000 word challenge. Topics range from research to editing, led by seasoned writers and experts.

We've also set up online forums and encourage you join the discussion - chat with other writers, brainstorm ideas, exchange helpful tips and ask questions.

Our support continues into November - when the NaNoWriMo challenge officially begins. Participants can write from any location - in the privacy of their homes, on public transport, in busy cafes or at their local library. That’s where we come (write) in!

Woollahra Libraries is an official NaNoWriMo Come Write In venue, helping connect libraries to local NaNoWriMo participants and creating a supportive writing community during the process. Throughout November, our Paddington, Watsons Bay and Double Bay libraries will have dedicated spaces for NaNoWriMos to gather, write and brainstorm.

Attend one or all of our writing-themed workshops. There is no cost to attend. Registration is essential.

Starting a Novel

Wednesday 24 July

6.00pm–8.00pm

Join published author Margaret Morgan as she shares key tips to the novel writing process.

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Seeing the World through Character

Thursday 22 August

6.00pm–8.00pm

Join us as award winning author and lecturer Dr Belinda Castles guides you through exercises to help you create strong characters in your fiction.

Structure & Plot

Thursday 12 September

6.00pm–8.00pm

Learn how to apply simple techniques in creating a compelling plot and explore the fundamental points of a narrative.

Demystifying the Editing Process

Thursday 10 October

6.00pm–8.00pm

Join editor Kate O’Donnell as she guides you through the different kinds of editing, how you can edit yourself and what to expect from an editor.

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