National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)
November 4 Kick-Off Event at James City County Library
7700 Croaker Rd, Williamsburg

National Novel Writing Month is a nonprofit organization that challenges participants to write a novel from start to finish during the month of November. On Saturday, November 4th at the James City County Library, Blue Dragon Publishing, LLC, in conjunction with the James City County Library, is hosting a kick-off event featuring seminars with professional authors. Sign up for sessions in advance at the library to reserve your seat today! Attendance is FREE! At the James City County Library, 7700 Croaker Rd, Williamsburg.
10:00-           SEMINAR I: Grow an Idea into a Novel (Hosted by Greg Lilly)
10:45             One of the first steps in beginning a novel is to test an idea to                         see if it has the potential to sustain the writer for 300 pages.                         This workshop uses worksheets and methods to help alleviate                                unproductive or underdeveloped story ideas, while discovering                       the idea that can grow into a full novel.

11:00-           SEMINAR II: Writing for Children (Hosted by Dawn         
11:45               Brotherton) How does writing books for children differ from                        young adult? What are the considerations when starting on this                     venture? A lot more than people initially think.

11:45-           Visit the Author Tables (Spread throughout the library)
  3:00               Greg Lilly (Non-fiction on writing, mysteries)
                      Mary Montague Sikes (Children's books/Illustrator)
                      SK Long (Historical romance)
                      Dawn Brotherton (Mystery, romance, middle grade sports)
                      Carol Bova (Fiction, non-fiction, magazine)
                      Chesapeake Bay Writers
11:45-           Lunch and a Chance to Mingle with the Authors
12:30               Bring a lunch~
12:30-           SEMINAR III: Inconvenient Love (Hosted by SK Long)
  1:15               Explore the art of creating characters, tension, and drama to turn                 out a great novel.

  3:00-           Open Writing Time in McGaw Room
  5:00               Get started on your 50,000 words!
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National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)November 4 Kick-Off Event at James City County Library7700 Croaker Rd, Williamsburg