National Novel Writing Month

November is National Novel Writing Month!

National Novel Writing Month (abbreviated as NaNoWriMo) challenges writers–whether you’ve been writing for a while, or if you’re just starting–to complete a full writing project throughout the month. You can sign up on the official NaNoWriMo website, which will provide you with tons of resources and guide you every step of the way toward finishing a complete novel. You can download a full guide here.

However, it’s also totally fine to take a more laid-back approach and just use the opportunity to experiment with whatever creative writing pursuits you’re interested in. The spirit of NaNoWriMo is to get people to exercise their creativity. Check out some pep talks on writing from published authors, and maybe consider joining an online writing community like Wattpad, where you can post your work, and read other’s work as well.

If you’re looking for some practice, or just some inspiration and support from fellow writers, you should consider coming to our Teen Writers Group! We meet monthly and offer a relaxed atmosphere to experiment with writing and share ideas with your peers. And if you’re working on a NaNoWriMo project we’d absolutely love to hear about it!

Our next meeting is Saturday, November 16th at 12, come check it out!

Summer Reading Update – August

Me: There are only two weeks left in August.

Everyone reading this right now:

It’s true though. Which means there are only two more weeks to get in your slips for teen summer reading as well! If you haven’t seen the amazing prizes we have for the August raffle, check out the last blog post. Currently, Team Moon is still in the lead, but is only about 10 points ahead of both Team Sun and Star which are tied, so I’m excited to see which team will pull through! The winning team will get a special display in the library featuring books they’ve read throughout the summer.

If you’re still planning on entering the Sci-Fi Short Story Contest, submissions are due by this Friday (the 23rd). You can drop your submission in the summer reading raffle box, or just e-mail them to cdifazio@monroetpl.org.

And last, and most importantly: pizza. We’re celebrating the end of summer with a pizza party for teens, next Tuesday (the 27th) at 6pm. Give us a call at 856-629-1212 ext. 206 to sign up.