Official NaNoWriMo


There are so many ways to bring your loved ones along as you set out to tackle a novel. Use the hashtag #NaNoWriMo, and tag your tweet, Instagram photo, or Facebook post:

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) believes stories matter. The event began in 1999, and in 2005, National Novel Writing Month became a 501(c)(3) non-profit. NaNoWriMo’s programs now include National Novel Writing Month in November, Camp NaNoWriMo, the Young Writers Program, Come Write In, and the “Now What?” Months.

In 2016:

  • 384,126 participants, including 71,229 students and educators in the Young Writers Program, started the month as auto mechanics, out-of-work actors, and middle school English teachers. They walked away novelists.
  • 1,168 libraries, bookstores, and community centres opened their doors to novelists through the Come Write In program.
  • 60,951 Campers tackled a writing project—novel or not—at Camp NaNoWriMo.

Hundreds of NaNoWriMo novels have been traditionally published.
 They include Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants, Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus, Hugh Howey’s Wool, Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl, Jason Hough’s The Darwin Elevator, and Marissa Meyer’s Cinder.  See a full list of NaNoWriMo published authors.

Each year, authors offer mentor-ship to our participants through pep talks. Past author mentors have included Gene Luen Yang, John Green, N. K. Jemisin, and Veronica Roth.

Images and Information courtesy of NaNoWriMo