NaNoWriMo 2020


During November, we welcome the observance of U.S. holidays and events celebrated around the world.   We honor U.S. veterans and recognize the heritage of indigenous people. We promote adoption awareness and praise aviation history. We celebrate traditional holidays like Thanksgiving and commemorate special and even whimsical events like World Vegan Day and National Deviled Eggs Day, respectively.  Then, there is the event that has been held each day of November for more than 20 years. It’s the event that elicits from its participants divergent emotions in varying proportions: National Novel Writing Month (also known as NaNoWriMo).

NaNoWriMo is the 30-day novel writing challenge. It’s a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants whirlwind of writing with the goal of completing a 50,000-word novel by the end of the month. As anyone who has written or has attempted to write a novel knows “it ain’t easy.”  The past several months have not been easy for anyone, and many participants might not have the enthusiasm, once exhibited during past years, to take the NaNoWriMo 2020 challenge. We understand, but, maybe, if you’ve always had the desire to write that thriller, mystery, or romance novel, the NaNoWriMo challenge is a great way to jump-start that novel. As goes the saying, “nothing ventured, nothing gained” (did you know that November 3rd is Cliché Day?) There will be virtual NaNoWriMo events taking place all over the world. Below is a link to information we hope you will find helpful.

Join the Virtual Write-In! NaNoWriMo Georgia Municipal Liaison will host a virtual write-in Wednesday, October 28, 1:00-2:00 PM PDT (4:00-5:00 EST). See NaNoWriMo 2020 Calendar for more details.

Visit the Ohio Center for the Book website throughout the month of November for links, tips, encouragement, and writing resources and information.