National Novel Writing Month at the Writing Studio

What is NaNoWriMo?

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 50,000 words of a brand new novel.

We know it can be hard to find the time to write, so the Writing Studio will be hosting Virtual Write-Ins for Duke students. We will also have a mailing list to share resources, words of encouragement, and special events. 

So join us. Get those magical stories and powerful characters that have been swirling around in your head onto the page. Finish your first draft. Remember, you can always edit a bad page but you can't edit a blank page. 

Stop Waiting. Start Writing.

Virtual Write-Ins Events beginning October 30th:
          Wednesday & Friday 8 AM - 12 PM EDT 

Interested? Here's how to get involved...

1. Learn more about NaNoWriMo and create an account here:

2. Sign up for our mailing list and share your username by filling out this short form. 

3. Start preparing for midnight November 1st. You can check out some of these resources from the NaNoWriMo site or these useful Studio handouts as starting points. Or make an appointment for a brainstorming session with one of our consultants!

4. If you'd like, join a region. Many of us will be in the Raleigh-Durham group but feel free to join your hometown or wherever you find yourself during the month of November.

Happy Writing!