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National Novel Writing Month: Learn More

Write a novel in 30 days!

What is National Novel Writing Month?

National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing on November 1. The goal is to write a 50,000-word (approximately 175-page) novel by 11:59:59 PM on November 30... [click image below to read more]


To get started, follow these instructions from NaNoWriMo's website.

Real novels that got started in Nanowrimo!

Skip over to this tab to see some of what's been published!  (and to find out how you might be able to publish your own novel)

For a complete list, visit Nanowrimo's official page of published Wrimos.

New for 2016!

Check them out here!

NaNoWriMo at UT (from the Independent Collegian)

UT Student Completes Novel Draft during Nanowrimo (2016)  (new!)

Read more about what other aspiring and successful UT writers -- both faculty and students -- have had to say about their past experiences with NaNoWriMo, and about writing in general:

30 days to write 50,000 words (2015)

Students Write Novels During November (2014)

Students Challenged to Write a Novel in One Month (2013)

University of Toledo Authors Offer Tips for NaNoWriMo Writers (2012)

One Book, One Month (2011) 

Newly published novels for 2016!