National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo starts its 15th year on November 1st !
TGC Library will have a kickoff open to the public
When:  5:00 pm on November 1
  Sugg Community Room, Stephens Central Library, 33 W. Beauregard

All three library locations will host write-ins throughout November.
Go to for all events and for a link to NaNoWriMo to sign up.

NaNoWriMo of Berkeley, CA expects over 500,000 writers around the world to participate this year.  The challenge is to write a novel by 11:59 pm on November 30 of at least 50,000 words.

“NaNoWriMo is an unbeatable way to write the first draft of a novel because it’s such a powerful antidote to that horrible foe of creativity: self-doubt,” said Grant Faulkner, Executive Director. “NaNoWriMo is a rollicking conversation about all aspects of writing, and an invitation to dare to do what seems impossible. As many NaNoWriMo writers have discovered, the best way to learn to write a novel is by simply plunging in to write a novel.”

Since 2006, over 100 NaNoWriMo novels have been released by traditional publishing houses; hundreds by smaller presses and countless more have been self published.