Thursday, Oct 27, 2016
As part of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), we'll once again be hosting weekly on-campus write-ins every Tuesday in November.
The UWC is joining forces with the English Department to host this year’s events for the BCS WriMOs, the local NaNoWriMo group. Each Tuesday, from 6:30 to 7 p.m., writers from across the community are invited to join a general writing discussion in Evans Library, Room 211. Then from 7 to 9 p.m., we’ll switch to writing mode, with some competitive writing sprints to keep everyone energized and up those word counts.
There’s no need to sign up and coffee and snacks will be provided.
For the uninitiated, NaNoWriMo is an online event that challenges writers to finish a 50,000-word novel during the month of November. Participants share their word counts online and often meet in local venues to write together.
The event encourages novelists to overcome the hurdle of getting words on the page by writing quickly and building momentum. Revision? There’s time for that in December and beyond.
The approach seems to work: a number of well-known authors have published successful novels that started as NaNoWriMo projects, and the international online program grows in popularity each year. Learn more at http://nanowrimo.org/
If you’re a novelist—or you aspire to be—join us Tuesday nights in November.