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Nanowhat? You ask. NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month in which writers attempt to write an entire novel in the month of November. A first draft of course! You can learn more about the organization here.

Since the movement began in 1999, it has grown to include and inspire more new writers every year. In 2014, more than 325,000 adult writers and more than 80,000 youth writers participated. Teens writing novels – a great thing, indeed!

Here are a few recent novels you might recognize which were written during NaNoWriMo (and later edited into their polished published forms): Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants, Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus, Hugh Howey’s Wool, Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl, Jason Hough’s The Darwin Elevator, and Marissa Meyer’s Cinder.

Writing is hard, make no qualms about it, so if you plan on participating, or you just want to improve your writing skills, here are a few books on the craft of writing in its various forms with ideas, starters and advice:

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Just click on each cover to view the full description.

*** All books by BQB and WriteLife Publishing are available from Amazon.com or can be ordered through your favorite local bookstore. ***

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