National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is an annual internet-based creative writing project that take place during the month of November. The project was started by a freelance writer Chris Batsy in July 1999 with 21 participants in the San Francisco Bay are. In 2000, it moved to November and launched an official website nanowrimo.org. According to the press information from the National Novel Writing Month, this year 2014 it "expects 400,000 participants from 616 affiliated chapters across six continents".
In response to National Novel Writing Month, in which people attempt to write a 50,000 word novel in one month, English professor and novelist Kim van Alkemade offers a more realistic picture of the process based on her own experience writing and revising a novel over 6 years. She will read a chapter from her novel and discuss the process of research, drafting, revision, pitching and rewriting that led to its publication. NaNoWriMo is a great place to start, but it takes more than a month to write a novel.
Dr. Kim van Alkemade will give a special talk on November 6th at 3:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. in the library room 205.