National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)! Join us and other community members as we take on the challenge of writing 50,000 words in one month.
Can't commit to that big of a challenge? That's okay, too. Use this month as motivation to get your creativity flowing with whatever writing goal makes sense for you.
We’ve scheduled Write Ins to help you get your words out. Check out all the free writing resources available through the library below.

Write Ins

Find all our 2023 NaNoWriMo events here!

CCLS Writing Groups

Chester County Library Writers Lounge | monthly on a Monday | 6:30 - 8 PM

Henrietta Hankin Branch Library | Writer's Support Group | occasional Tuesdays | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Phoenixville Public Library | Phoenix Fiction Writers | monthly on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays | 6:30 - 9 PM

Chester Springs Library | Women’s Writing Circle | monthly on the 2nd Saturday | 10 AM - 12:30 PM

Paoli Library | Writers Group | weekly on Thursdays | 12:30 - 2:30 PM

Writer’s Emergency Kit

Need inspiration, encouragement, or writing advice? Request a free virtual Writer’s Emergency Kit here!

Author Interview

Read our interviews with NaNoWriMo published authors for insights and advice on writing a novel and making it publishable!

Library Books on Writing

Novels that started as NaNoWriMo projects

General Writing Books | General Writing Shortlist

Historical Fiction | Historical Fiction Shortlist

Science Fiction/Fantasy | SFF Shortlist

Romance | Romance Shortlist

Mystery | Mystery Shortlist

Horror | Horror Shortlist

Short Stories | Short Stories Shortlist

Poetry | Poetry Shortlist

Children’s | Children's Shortlist

Nonfiction | Nonfiction Shortlist

Memoir | Memoir Shortlist

Humor | Humor Shortlist

Editing & Revising | Editing & Revising Shortlist

Research & Citation | Research & Citation Shortlist

Publishing | Publishing Shortlist

Official NaNoWriMo Links

NaNoWriMo Home Page

Pep Talks

NaNo Prep