National Novel Writing Month is November!

November 1st is the beginning of National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, and it’s the start of a month that focuses on writing an entire novel in 30 days. That’s write, er, right, the whole month of November is all about creating your opus from November 1st until midnight November 30th.

Adults have a word count goal of 50,000 words for the month, but the Young Writers Program allows 17 year olds and younger participants to set reasonable, challenging, individual word count goals.


The IRC is collaborating with the English Dept., which has set up this IMSA specific NaNoWriMo website to encourage participants. Here’s the link:

According to Tracy Townsend in the English Dept., there are 64 IMSA students and 3 faculty members signed up to do NaNoWriMo. It’s not too late to join in – visit our research guide for library and internet sources, and start writing! Here’s the link: Click on the “Books and Websites” tab to see the resources available in the IRC, which can be checked out.