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National Novel Writing Month

pencilNaNoWriMo 2014
NaNoWriMo Library Events
Getting Started
Other Library Events
Books About Writing
Books by NaNoWriMo Authors


NaNoWriMo 2014

Join us for our sixth NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). This November, people all over the world will attempt to write a 50,000-word novel by midnight, November 30. Participants sign up by creating free accounts at www.nanowrimo.org, the official site for National Novel Writing Month. There they can post their daily (or hourly, or second-by-second) word counts, display samples of their writing, or discuss their progress and even arrange local write-in events with other writers on the site forums.

If you are planning to write a novel this November or any other time, we invite you to write it here at the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library. We offer air, light, chairs, tables, computers, wireless internet, outlets and jacks (for laptops), books about writing, friendly reference staff who can try to help you with burning questions like "Can a nine-year-old fit down a badger hole?" and much more.


NaNoWriMo Library Events (stay tuned for updates!)

Are there other days or times when you would particularly like to meet other people for a write-in? Email or contact Sarah at 978-468-5577, or visit the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library thread at the official North Shore Nanowrimo forum (anyone can read it, but you must be logged in to post.)


Getting Started

If you are participating in National Novel Writing Month for the first time, the best way to start is by visiting the web site and creating a free account. If you would like to communicate with fellow writers, your next stop is the NaNoWriMo forums. These forums are available year-round, but all old threads and postings are wiped clean on the first of October as people prepare for the intensive writing in November.

Forums include the Genre Lounges, Resources and Writing Support, and many other groups. (There is even a NaNo Rebels forum for those using November to write something like a memoir, script or non-fiction book instead!) At the bottom you will find the Regional Lounges, where you can hook up with authors from your local area.

Here are a few short cuts for Massachusetts participants:

United States :: Massachusetts :: 5-College
United States :: Massachusetts :: Berkshires
United States :: Massachusetts :: Boston
United States :: Massachusetts :: Cape Cod
United States :: Massachusetts :: Elsewhere
United States :: Massachusetts :: Lowell and Merrimack Valley
United States :: Massachusetts :: Metrowest
United States :: Massachusetts :: Milford/Bellingham/Franklin
United States :: Massachusetts :: Norfolk/Bristol Counties
United States :: Massachusetts :: North Shore
United States :: Massachusetts :: Plymouth
United States :: Massachusetts :: Southbridge/Sturbridge
United States :: Massachusetts :: Western Mass
United States :: Massachusetts :: Worcester


Other Library Events

Want to avoid your novel while still doing something novellish and cool? Other writing and book-related events at our library will be coming soon!


Books About Writing

These are just a few of the many books on writing available from the Hamilton-Wenham Library. Don't see your favorite title on there? Let us know! If you are looking at this list during or immediately before the month of November, many of these books will be checked out, but feel free to call 978-468-5577 and ask if the title you want is actually available (it may just be checked out to a display!) We can also bring books in from other libraries.

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  Your Child's Writing Life: How To
Inspire Confidence, Creativity, and
Skill At Every Age

Allyn, Pam
649.6 ALL/ parenting
cover
  Books, Crooks and Counselors: How
to Write Accurately About Criminal Law
and Courtroom Procedure

Budewitz, Leslie
808 BUD
cover
  If You Can Talk, You Can Write
Saltzman, Joel
808 Saltzman
cover
  No Plot? No Problem!
A Low-stress, High-velocity Guide To
Writing a Novel in 30 Days

Baty, Chris
808.3 BAT
cover
  How To Write Science Fiction and
Fantasy

Card, Orson Scott
808.3 CARD
cover
  Plotto: The Master Book of All Plots
Cook, William Wallace
808.3 COO
cover
  Writer's Guide To Character Traits:
Includes Profiles of Human Behaviors
and Personality Types

Edelstein, Linda N.
808.3 EDE
cover
  You Can Write A Romance
Estrada, Rita Clay
808.3 ESTRADA
cover
  Write Away: One Novelist's Approach to
Fiction and the Writing Life

George, Elizabeth
808.3 GEO
cover
  So You Want To Write: How To Master
the Craft of Fiction and the Personal
Narrative

Piercy, Marge
808.3 PIE
cover
  You Can Write A Mystery
Roberts, Gillian
808.3 ROB
cover
  Book In A Month: The Fool-proof System
for Writing a Novel in 30 Days

Schmidt, Victoria Lynn
808.3 SCH
cover
  First Draft In 30 Days:
A Novel Writer's System for Building
a Complete and Cohesive Manuscript

Weisner, Karen S.
808.3 Weisner
cover
  On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
King, Stephen
B King, Stephen


Books at Hamilton-Wenham by NaNoWriMo Authors

It's true, some NaNoWriMo novels have been published. Click here for a growing list of published authors. Below are some NaNoWriMo novels that our library actually owns. Check them out, and see what you think of the results!

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  Persistence of Memory
Atwater-Rhodes, Amelia
Y ATW
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  The Compound
Bodeen, S. A.
Y BOD
Also available as audio playaway:
Y Playaway BODEEN
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  Self Storage
Brandeis, Gayle
Fic. BRANDEIS
cover
  Take the Reins
Burkhart, Jessica
J BUR/series/Canterwood Crest
cover
  Thin Space
Casella, Jody
Y CAS
cover
  Tides
Cornwell, Betsy
Y COR
cover
  Body of Water
Dooley, Sarah
J DOO
cover
  Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen
Gephart, Donna
J GEP
cover
  Bodies of Water
Greenwood, T.
Fic. GREENWOOD
cover
  The Hungry Season
Greenwood, T.
Fic. GREENWOOD
cover
  Ape House
Gruen, Sara
Fic. GRUEN
cover
  Flying Changes
Gruen, Sara
Fic. GRUEN
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Water for Elephants
Gruen, Sara
Fic. GRUEN
Also available as large print:
LP/ Fic. GRUEN
and audio CD:
BCD/ GRUEN
and DVD:
DVD/ F WATER

and downloadable e-book or e-audio

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  Sure Signs of Crazy
Harrington, Karen
J HAR
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  Dark Tide
Haynes, Elizabeth
Fic. HAYNES
cover
  Into the Darkest Corner
Haynes, Elizabeth
Fic. HAYNES
cover
  Under a Silent Moon
Haynes, Elizabeth
Fic. HAYNES
cover
  The Darwin Elevator
Hough, Jason M.
PB/SF HOU
cover
  Wool
Howey, Hugh
SF/ HOWEY
cover
  Cinder
Meyer, Melissa
Y MEY
cover
  Cress
Meyer, Melissa
Y MEY
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  Scarlet
Meyer, Melissa
Y MEY
cover
  The Night Circus
Morgenstern, Erin
Fic. MORGENSTERN
Also available as large print:
LP/ Fic. MORGENSTERN
and audio CD:
BCD/ MORGENSTERN
and downloadable e-book or e-audio
cover
  Shine Shine Shine
Netzer, Lydia
Fic. NETZER
cover
  Anna and the French Kiss
Perkins, Stephanie
Y PER
cover
  Isla and the Hapily Ever After
Perkins, Stephanie
Y PER
cover
 

Lola and the Boy Next Door
Perkins, Stephanie
Y PER
Also available as audio CD:
Y BCD PER

cover
  Time Off for Good Behavior
Rich, Lani Diane
Fic. RICH
cover
  Dark Inside
Roberts, Jeyn
Y ROB
cover
  Fangirl
Rowell, Rainbow
Y ROW
cover
  The Forest of Hands and Teeth
Ryan, Carrie
Y RYA
cover
  Daughter of the Bride
Segrè, Francesca
LP/Fic. SEGRE
cover
  The Mote in Andrea's Eye
Wilson, David Niall
LP/Fic. WILSON

 

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