Stanford Bookstore NaNoWriMo Event

This is an Archive of a Past Event

Join us for a book event celebrating NaNoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month! Attendees will hear short excerpts from 20 brand-new novels, written by Chris Baty, founder of NaNoWriMo, and the students of his Continuing Studies writing class during their month of literary abandon.  

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is the world’s largest creative writing event—a literary marathon that inspires 400,000 people to bash out a novel every November. More than a dozen bestsellers, from Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus to Sara Gruen’s Water For Elephants, started out as NaNoWriMo manuscripts.

In the course, students plan and write their own 50,000-word novel drafts in ten unforgettable weeks. It’s a ridiculously fun, productive way for folks who have been mulling a novel idea for a while to finally bring it to life. September and October were spent reviewing key storytelling concepts, including three-act structure, character arc, tone, and point-of-view. Students receive an arsenal of outlining tips and writing tools to prepare their books (and lives!) for November. Can't wait to hear what has been created!