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Want to write a book?
10/31/2011 3:56 PM 

Have you ever had a yearning to write a novel? Or perhaps you’ve wondered what it would be like to be a writer. If so, then November’s NaNoWriMo is tailor-made for you. NaNoWriMo is a month long challenge to write 50,000 words in 30 days.


I can just see you scratching your head now and asking, “Who the heck would ever want to write 50,000 words in 30 days?”  Well, Caris O’Malley from Apache Junction did and he got his book published in 2010. Check out The Egg Said Nothing at your local public library.


More than 90 published novels were started during NaNoWriMo including Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants, Stephanie Perkins’ Anna and the French Kiss, and Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus.


So whether you want to write at home or join fellow writers at your local public library, get ready to start…November 1st is just around the corner.


The following Pinal County libraries are participating in this year’s NaNoWriMo:

  • Apache Junction Public Library: Saturdays – November 5th and 19th – 9:00AM to 5:00PM
  • Casa Grande Public Library: Sundays – November 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th – 1:00PM to 4:30PM
  • Eloy Public Library: Wednesdays – November 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23th, and 30th – 1:00PM to 6:00PM
  • Florence Community Library: Tuesdays – November 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

For more information about National Novel Writing Month, visit


Need some help getting started? Check out these books on writing from around the Pinal County Library District:

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