NaNoWriMo Resources

Welcome to our collection of resources for National Novel Writing Month – can you commit to writing 50,000 words of your novel in 30 days? That’s just 1,667 words per day.


Ready to Write? Or need encouragement?

Join us at the Rogers Free Library every Tuesday morning in November from 9-11 am to quietly write, discuss plot points with one another, workshop story ideas, or just brainstorm. It’s whatever you want it to be! (Currently in the Herreshoff Community Room, but will move to a quiet study or the new conference room if the construction is done in time!)

Visit NaNoWriMo’s Pep Talk page for inspiration, encouragement, and advice (one may even be from your favorite author!). Many resources are linked below!


Want to Improve Your Writing?

Check out some of the courses that Lynda.com offers RFL’s patrons, like Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing or Writing: The Craft of Story!


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Trying to figure out what to write and when?

Take this quiz to figure out “What’s the best NaNoWriMo writing schedule for you?

From NaNo Prep:


Plotting and Planning?

Take this quiz to figure out “What kind of a plotting method will work best for you and your story?

Read some examples below, but there are many more amazing resources/advice from author Susan Dennard on her website:

NaNoWriMo Prep 101 Workshop

Or check out their blog for more tips and tricks!


Writing Playlists, Software For Writing, and More!

Using sounds like white noise, rain, instrumental music, or coffee shops in the background helps you to focus on what you do best – writing (and avoid the distractions!).

Microsoft Word or Google Sheets just not working for you? Check out some of these great alternatives to word processors that might actually help to plot, plan, organize, and draft your story! (Many of which are free to try out for NaNoWriMo!) Be sure to go to NaNoWriMo’s Offer page for all the details!

Some recommendations:


NaNoWriMo

Go to NaNoWriMo.org to sign up for this year’s event, find all the resources and pep talks they have available, and connect with other writers in Rhode Island (or anywhere else)! And be sure to check out our NaNoWriMo folder full of resources, just open a doc, make a copy, and you have your own to edit to your heart’s content!


Happy writing!