Perhaps there’s a Jane Austen scribbling away right now in Auburn, or a Toni Morrison in Marysville. Perhaps it’s you, or you’ve always had thoughts that it could be you.
This month, you can make those thoughts a reality. November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and we’re here to tell you that you can do it. Just take some of these ideas and come December, you can say you’re a novelist.
Act 1 - The Set Up
NaNoWriMo is a nonprofit organization that promotes creative writing around the world. Its flagship program encourages bibliophiles to attempt to write a 50,000-word manuscript during the month of November.
A few NaNoWriMo books you may recognize:
- Sara Gruen’s “Water for Elephants”
- Erin Morgenstern’s “The Night Circus”
- Hugh Howey’s “Wool”
Act 2 - Confrontation
Now, there’s rising action. There’s confrontation. Where do you go to write this novel of yours and how do you keep yourself motivated to finish it?
Act 3 - Resolution
Now, there’s a climax. There’s the denouement (a book nerdy word for resolution).
You’ve finished the Great American Novel. Get yourself a coffee or pastry item at A Seat at the Table Books and browse the bookshelves knowing that, perhaps, your work will be there sometime soon.