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What’s the Point of NaNoWriMo? Reach the End.

We’re only a few days into National Novel Writing Month—if you’re churning out a daily word count, congratulations! Keep up the good work. If not, there are plenty of days left to meet the soft NaNoWriMo goal of completing the first draft of a 50,000-word manuscript before 11:59:59 pm on November 30. National Novel Writing […]

It’s Not Too Late to Jump Aboard NaNoWriMo!

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) where would-be novelists around the world commit to writing 50,000 words during the thirty days of November. A 501(c)(3) non-profit that has become an international phenomenon, NaNoWriMo values “enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline…for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.” At www.nanowrimo.org, users create accounts where […]

Banned Books Week: Our Right to Read

By Lynsey Noe The 2017 celebration of Banned Books Week will emphasize America’s First Amendment right to read freely. Censorship has been a hot topic in the past year or so: The American Library Association (ALA) reported a 17 percent increase in book censorship complaints in 2016. While normally around 10 percent of the challenged […]