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Wednesday, Oct. 23rd Getting Started and Tech Tools : Oakton Des Plaines campus 11:30 - 1:00
Monday, Oct. 28th Write a Novel? Who? Me? Oakton Des Plaines campus 2:00-3:00
Tuesday, Oct. 29th Write a Novel? Who? Me? Oakton Skokie campus computer lab P233 1:00-2:00
Tuesday, Oct. 29th Getting Started and Tech Tools: Des Plaines Public Library 6:00-9:00
Friday, Nov. 1st NaNoWriMo Kick Off and Write In: Oakton Des Plaines campus 11:30 - 1:00
Tuesday, Nov. 5th Come Write In: Des Plaines Public Library 6:00 - 9:00
Wednesday, Nov 6th Come Write In: Oakton Des Plaines campus 3:15 - 4:30
Tuesday, Nov. 12th Come Write In: Des Plaines Public Library 6:00 - 9:00
Thursday, Nov 14th Come Write In: Oakton Des Plaines campus 11:30 - 12:30
Tuesday, November 19th Come Write In: Des Plaines Public Library 6:00 - 9:00
Wednesday, November 20th Come Write In: Oakton Des Plaines campus 1:30 - 2:30
Tuesday, November 26th Come Write In: Des Plaines Public Library 6:00 - 9:00
Tuesday, December 3rd NaNoWriMo Wrap Up: Oakton Des Plaines campus 11:30 - 12:30
Wednesday, December 4th Beautiful Minds: Students, Faculty & Staff read their works: Oakton Des Plaines Performing Arts Center 11:00 - 12:30
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!
This year, OCC Libraries are partnering with Des Plaines Public Library for
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
If you have a smartphone, download an app that will allow you to scan QR codes. Then, scan the code with your phone to access the mobile version of this guide.