Kettle Falls Library celebrates Novel Writing Month

Staff Writer

All throughout November, libraries across the nation are celebrating National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). NaNoWriMo, is “a nonprofit event that encourages kids and adults to tackle the challenge of writing a novel in November. Launched in 1999, NaNoWriMo inspires its 300,000 – plus participants with pep talks, a huge and supportive online community, and a host of web-based writing tools.”

For the first time, Kettle Falls Public Library is joining over a thousand other libraries across the nation and will be acting as “Come Write-In” point for NaNoWriMo.

Starting on Nov. 1, participants have 30 days in November in which to write 50,000 words towards their novel. Libraries help offer a welcoming environment for people as they work on their novels.

To encourage aspiring authors, the Kettle Falls Public Library is offering a series of events, which offer a fun and creative challenge for community members. Programs will include “Character Preparation,”

“Plot mapping,” and a wide variety of writing exercises to help expand and explore participants writing topics.

Join the library every Tuesday in November from 3-5 p.m. for these events. Writers ages 13 years and older of all skill levels are welcome at these events.

Kettle Falls Public Library is located on 605 Meyers St. in Kettle Falls. For further information, please visit or call (509) 738-6817.