McCord Library is an offical write-in location

How It Works

Committed to writing 50,000 words in the 30 days of November? Follow these easy steps to get started:

11. Fill out your profile.

22. Create your novel starting in October.

In order to update your word count in November, you need to give your novel a title (don’t worry, you can always change it later!). You cannot write your novel on our site, but you can share a short synopsis and excerpt.

33. Select your region.

Choose a home region to get updates on local events from your volunteer Municipal Liaison.

44. Earn badges.

Earn participation and writing badges by completing specific milestones.

55. Get inspired.

We have plenty of resources to spur you on, including pep talks from published authors, NaNo Prep advice, and more.

66. Start writing.

Starting on November 1, update your word count via the dashboard or header menu

7.png7. Claim your win.

Starting on November 20, paste the full text of your novel into our word-count validator to win.

Bonus Steps!