National Novel Writing Month: NaNoWriMo

All events are open to the public! Parking is free after 4:00 p.m. in all lots. See our Know Before You Go page for accessibility, mask-wearing, and other information: https://library.shoreline.edu/beforeyougo/building

Building Blocks of Mystery

Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 6 – 6:45pm

Shoreline Community College

16101 Greenwood Ave N.

Shoreline WA 98133

Park anywhere (it’s free after 4:00 p.m.)

Room 4202 in the library

Come to this session that caters to those doing the National Novel Writing Month challenge where you try to write an entire novel in a month! Get expert help from Rebecca Demarest for writing a murder mystery. Incorporate aspects of law, private investigators, government involvement, and the perpetrator into your mystery. Get a recipe for your villain and suspects along with resources that spawn ideas.  

Character & Plot

Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 6 – 6:45pm

Shoreline Community College

16101 Greenwood Ave N.

Shoreline WA 98133

Park anywhere (it’s free after 4:00 p.m.)

Room 4202 in the library

Come to this session that caters to those doing the National Novel Writing Month challenge where you try to write an entire novel in a month! Gary Parks is a creative writing instructor published in Portland Review, Black Warrior Review, Grey’s Sporting Journal, Alaska Quarterly, Spindrift, and others. This session will cover strategies for creating characters and developing a plot for a novel or short story.

Music & Literature

Wednesday, November 23, 2022, 6 – 6:45pm

Shoreline Community College

16101 Greenwood Ave N.

Shoreline WA 98133

Park anywhere (it’s free after 4:00 p.m.)

Room 4202 in the library

With an MFA in Creative Writing, Michael Overa has a solid academic background in fiction writing. His award-winning work can be found in over 30 publications including two short story collections, This Endless Road and The Filled In Spaces. In this session Michael Overa will address some musical tropes that come up in literature and how you can create prose that allows readers to “hear” your story as well as read it. Music is such a wonderful way to incorporate a more sensory experience in a story. Learn more about how it’s been done well and how novels have succeeded at using music to tell a story!

Rethinking Revision

Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 6 – 6:45pm

Shoreline Community College

16101 Greenwood Ave N.

Shoreline WA 98133

Park anywhere (it’s free after 4:00 p.m.)

Room 4202 in the library

Come to this session that caters to those doing the National Novel Writing Month challenge where you try to write an entire novel in a month! As we approach the end of National Novel Writing Month, many will start revision or editing their novel. The cursed word “editing” doesn’t have to be a chore as we can approach it with a creative and fun set of strategies.

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