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NaNoWriMo Schedule 2014


Ray Harstein Campus (Skokie)

Monday, 10/27, 7:15 - 8:45pm,      Lab P235

Des Plaines Campus

Thursday, 10/30  11:30  - 1:00       Library Classroom - Room 2418

Saturday, 11/1  11:00 am - 1:00 pm  Library Classroom - Room 2418

Remember - if you miss the sign up with a librarian session, you still can participate!  Just stop by a write-in session or email Ruth at the Des Plaines campus at or Robin at the Skokie campus at


Remember to come write-in the library! Check out our write-in dates here!




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.

NaNoWriMo by the Numbers

  • 310,095 participants
  • 3,520,123,164 total words
  • 11,352 words per person (on average)
  • 42,221 winners (14%)

About This 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! 


History of National Novel Writing Month

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