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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]

HOW IT WORKS - NaNo Prep 101 Workshop

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

Get Inspired! ~ 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 another partial list of published Wrimos, visit the Seattle Public Library.  Or you can visit Nanowrimo's website for the most complete and current list (note: this is an archived page from their previous website; it will eventually migrate over to their new site, so this link may not be permanent).

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Nanowrimo at UToledo

NaNoWriMo in the Independent Collegian

UToledo Student Completes Novel Draft during Nanowrimo (2016)

Read more about what other aspiring and successful UToledo writers -- both faculty and students -- have told the Collegian about their past experiences with NaNoWriMo, and about writing in general:

Ready, Set, Write! (2016)

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) 

See more at the Independent Collegian.

NaNoWriMo in the UToledo News

Young Adult Author to Visit UToledo to Sign Books, Lead Writing Workshop  (UToledo News) (2018)

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