National Novel Writing Month was started in 1999 by Chris Baty. It's often abbreviated to NaNoWriMo, which is pronounced Na-No-RHY-mo. From the website:
"National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30."
Here are some print books at the (Stephenville campus) library to help you out.
You may also find some of these electronic books helpful (be sure to log on with your UID & password when prompted if you are off-campus).
Don't fancy yourself a novelist? There are other creativity-fueled events inspired by NaNoWriMo that take place throughout the year. You can find them at this link.
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