NaNoWriMo at Woollahra Libraries

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Join Woollahra Libraries in the National Novel Writing Month challenge.

We invite you to take part in National Novel Writing Month - also known as NaNoWriMo. It's a free, global writing program that challenges participants to write a 50,000 word novel during the month of November. It’s open to anyone over the age of 17 who has ever dreamed of writing a novel – or just likes a challenge.

On this page, you'll find information about NaNoWriMo, a link to register for the challenge, an FAQ, latest news and key dates of our NaNoWriMo activities.

In the lead up to November, we're holding free monthly workshops designed to help writers prepare for the 50,000 word challenge. Topics range from research to editing, led by seasoned writers and experts.

We've also set up online forums and encourage you join the discussion - chat with other writers, brainstorm ideas, exchange helpful tips and ask questions.

Our support continues into November - when the NaNoWriMo challenge officially begins. Participants can write from any location - in the privacy of their homes, on public transport, in busy cafes or at their local library. That’s where we come (write) in!

Woollahra Libraries is an official NaNoWriMo Come Write In venue, helping connect libraries to local NaNoWriMo participants and creating a supportive writing community during the process. Throughout November, our Paddington, Watsons Bay and Double Bay libraries will have dedicated spaces for NaNoWriMos to gather, write and brainstorm. We’ll also be providing light refreshments to keep our writers energised as they work toward the 50,000 word target.

Here's how you can you get involved!

1. Register for Your Say Woollahra. You only need to register once to take part in this and any other of Council's Your Say Woollahra online engagement activities.

2. Sign up to participate in NaNoWriMo – it’s free! You'll need to sign up in order to record your daily word count.

3. Read our FAQ and other useful information. It's all accessible on this page.

4. Participate in our NaNoWriMo forums. These are online forums for local writers to connect, brainstorm and create a vibrant local NaNoWriMo community.

5. Book your place at our writing workshops. Attend one or all of our writing-themed workshops. There is no cost to attend. Registration is essential.

Join Woollahra Libraries in the National Novel Writing Month challenge.

We invite you to take part in National Novel Writing Month - also known as NaNoWriMo. It's a free, global writing program that challenges participants to write a 50,000 word novel during the month of November. It’s open to anyone over the age of 17 who has ever dreamed of writing a novel – or just likes a challenge.

On this page, you'll find information about NaNoWriMo, a link to register for the challenge, an FAQ, latest news and key dates of our NaNoWriMo activities.

In the lead up to November, we're holding free monthly workshops designed to help writers prepare for the 50,000 word challenge. Topics range from research to editing, led by seasoned writers and experts.

We've also set up online forums and encourage you join the discussion - chat with other writers, brainstorm ideas, exchange helpful tips and ask questions.

Our support continues into November - when the NaNoWriMo challenge officially begins. Participants can write from any location - in the privacy of their homes, on public transport, in busy cafes or at their local library. That’s where we come (write) in!

Woollahra Libraries is an official NaNoWriMo Come Write In venue, helping connect libraries to local NaNoWriMo participants and creating a supportive writing community during the process. Throughout November, our Paddington, Watsons Bay and Double Bay libraries will have dedicated spaces for NaNoWriMos to gather, write and brainstorm. We’ll also be providing light refreshments to keep our writers energised as they work toward the 50,000 word target.

Here's how you can you get involved!

1. Register for Your Say Woollahra. You only need to register once to take part in this and any other of Council's Your Say Woollahra online engagement activities.

2. Sign up to participate in NaNoWriMo – it’s free! You'll need to sign up in order to record your daily word count.

3. Read our FAQ and other useful information. It's all accessible on this page.

4. Participate in our NaNoWriMo forums. These are online forums for local writers to connect, brainstorm and create a vibrant local NaNoWriMo community.

5. Book your place at our writing workshops. Attend one or all of our writing-themed workshops. There is no cost to attend. Registration is essential.

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