Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Upcoming project I'd like to share...

...for any librarian that's looking for a project or activity they can promote.

There's a writing 'contest' (more like a challenge as there's no actual prize at the end) called National Novel Writing Month AKA NaNoWriMo starting in November. It's an organized event encouraging would-be authors to take a month to write a book (at least 50,000 words worth) well enough to get published.

It's a good way to encourage those interested in the creative writing field to try and get things done. The site allows for forums on which to share ideas, express frustrations, and earn support for the effort of getting something, anything, done.

The library I work at has a creative writing group showing up every Thursday night. I am going to pass on the information to them. I've also mentioned the event to a coworker in the Youth Services dept., as NaNoWriMo is looking to get kids involved in the month-long event.

We'll see how this goes. Personally, I gots this one idea, about a foreign exchange student from Japan who comes to high school in America and gets involved in wacky adventures, including her attempts to get her school project (mecha!) through Homeland Security scrutiny.......

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