November is a lot of things to many people: family get-together, holiday shopping, and travels. For writers, it's all those things and then some. November is National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo. NaNoWriMo poses the following challenge: can you complete your manuscript within 30 days?
That might seem ambitious, but the daily goal is a little more attainable: 1,667 words to get to 50k by November 30.
Well, we say attainable, but 1,667 words, for many, is a struggle on many days. And even if you are accustomed to getting out this many words or more on writing days, the rush to your daily word count has a way of seeming a little steeper as the month progresses.
Thankfully, there are writing aids available, which is going to be the subject of this November's meeting.
Kayla Griffith is an artist, teacher, aspiring author and lover of all things techy. She builds websites, professionally creates graphic art, and enjoys playing in the digital world. Kayla has used several (dozens) of online writing tools and apps and Scrivner is one of her favorites because of its flexibility and organization. Scrivner has been a key player each time she’s won NaNoWriMo and an even bigger player as she wrestled those 50,000 words into a viable novel. She has also used it to help others get their manuscripts ready for e-book publishing.
Meetings begin at 11:30 a.m., following our critique group at 9:00 a.m., and are typically hosted at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library, located at 397 E Central Street. Meetings include the speaker’s presentation, news and discussion regarding upcoming literary events and opportunities, and conclude with door prizes.
Anyone interested in ORA is welcome to attend up to three meetings for free. Afterward, annual membership is only $25.
Interested? Let us know if you're coming!