Do you know what NaNoWriMo stands for? It stands for National Novel Writing Month and November is the month. The idea of this annual, internet-based creative writing project is that you start writing on November 1st and by 11:59pm on November 30th you have reached a goal of completing a 50,000 word novel. Yea! Check out http://nanowrimo.org/ for more information.
At Madison Library we have two programs in November that might not be quite that ambitious but they will get your creative writing juices flowing. The first is a journaling workshop for adults and teens on Wednesday, November 9th at 7pm. You can ’Relax, Reminisce, Reflect & Write’ with Tam Polzer. In this unique and inspiring audio-journaling workshop she’ll help you calm your mind and awaken the creative spirit within. Bring a pen/pencil, paper, a journal or a laptop with you.
The second is for Middle School students on Wednesday, November 16th. Students are invited to join our day long write-a-thon. We’ll have a kickoff event after school from 3-4:30pm when students can start their stories and brainstorm with their friends. Their challenge is to write a story by bedtime!
Whether you are writing in your journal, writing a research report or starting the great American novel you can find help at the library. Sign up for the programs and/or check out our books on writing in the Light Blue area under language arts/writing. There are books on writing letters, too. Wouldn’t it be fun to surprise a friend or relative with a real full page handwritten letter sent in the mail?!!