National Novel Writing Month began in 1999 as a daunting but straightforward challenge: to write 50,000 words of a novel in thirty days. Now, each year on November 1, hundreds of thousands of people around the world begin to write, determined to end the month with a first draft. They enter the month as elementary school teachers, mechanics, or stay-at-home parents. They leave novelists.
NaNoWriMo is internet-famous. We're community-powered (hello, Wrimos!). We've hosted authors drafting novels like Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus, Elizabeth Acevedo's With the Fire on High, Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl, Marissa Meyer's Cinder, and more. Our website tracks words for writers like Fitbit tracks steps, and our volunteers host real-world writing events in cities from Seoul to Milwaukee like, well... like nothing else. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.
Join NaNoWriMo and special guest authors C.L. Clark, Jasmine Guillory, Adiba Jaigirdar, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Emily X.R. Pan on November 1 to start the month off strong! Multiple livestreams are scheduled throughout the day. Watch one, or watch them all - either way, you’ll have the chance to write alongside other NaNoWriMo community members…and hopefully hit your daily word-count goal. Each livestream will include a quick special guest introduction as well as an optional prompt, but the bulk of the time will be spent writing. Day One, let’s goooooo!
There’s always a NaNoWriMo event coming up—here’s a calendar to help you keep track of everything HQ is putting on.
NaNoWriMo Event 2022
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