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Last Updated: Sep 29, 2014 URL: http://researchguides.oakton.edu/nanowrimo Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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NaNoWriMo Schedule 2013

2014 Dates to be announced!

Check back soon!

 

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Novels that are about 50,000 words

  • The Great Gatsby
  • Brave New World
  • The Catcher in the Rye
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • True Grit
  • Of Mice and Men
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
  • The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
 

Introduction

Attention

Attention students, staff, faculty, members of the Oakton community, and, well, just about anyone who wants to stay up late and get up early or maybe not sleep at all for thirty days!  It's that time of year again!  National Novel Writing Month is almost here!

About National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30.

In 2012, 341,375  participants signed-up and 70,592 crossed the finish line!  The number of words officially logged during the 2012 event topped three billion: 3,074,068,446!

 

About This Research Guide

This guide is designed to help you find resources and inspiration as you write your novel.  Need a little help with grammar or plot ideas?  We've got it!  Need to take a break with Shakespeare or James Patterson?  We've got a book for you!  Need a little encouragement!  We've got that, too!  Need a schedule of workshops and write-ins?  Just click on the cheery purple tabs! 

 

Warm Up Workshops at OCC and Des Plaines Public Library!

This year, OCC Libraries are partnering with Des Plaines Public Library for               

                                                      NaNoWriMo!

              Come for an introduction to all things NaNoWrimo at either place:

                                       Getting Started and Tech Tools

 Wednesday October 23  11:30 am- 1:00 pm   OCC DP  Library classroom 2416

              Tuesday October 29    6pm - 9 pm  Des Plaines Public Library

 

 

History of National Novel Writing Month

 

NaNoToons

 

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