Yuma, Arizona - National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing! Participants begin writing on November 1st. The goal is to write a 50,000-word (approximately 175 page) novel by 11:59:59, November 30th.

Get a head start at Yuma County Libraries! Aspiring authors are invited to attend weekly writing workshops at the Main and Foothills libraries throughout the month of September.

Co-Municipal Liaisons as well as Co-Moderators of Write on the Edge, Christine Howard and Melissa Stevens have 13 books published between them. Together they have participated in and completed this 50,000-word challenge 11 times in the past.

Ready, Set, Write
If you're considering taking on the challenge of National Novel Writing Month, or even if you're not, let us help you get started.
Main Library ● Saturday, September 3rd ● 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Foothills Library ● Thursday, September 1st ● 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

You're Who?
You can have characters without a story but you can't have a story without characters. Let us help you create your characters to help you tell the best story in you.
Main Library ● Saturday, September 10th ● 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Foothills Library ● Thursday, October 8th ● 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Fleshing out the Details
Where would Moby Dick be without Ishmael? Who would Harry Potter be without his wand? Let us help you flesh out the details that make your characters vivid and real.
Main Library ● Saturday, September 24th ● 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Foothills Library ● Thursday, September 22nd ● 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

From the Ground Up
Whether you draw a map or research life in the 1960s, getting it right is important. Let us show you how to build your world from the ground up.
Main Library ● Saturday, October 1st ● 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Foothills Library ● Thursday, September 29th ● 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

The Main Library is located at 2951 S 21st Drive. The Foothills Library is located at 13226 E South Frontage Road.

For more information, call (928) 782-1871.