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Plan Your NaNoWriMo Adventure (Midland)

14 October @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Every year in November, writers from all over the world sit down with one mission: to write a novel in just 30 days. Yes, it’s possible. No, it’s not easy.

During National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, some will tell you that there’s two types of writers in this world: Planners and Pantsers. Planners start a writing project with a clear idea of where they’re heading, whereas Pantsers love the thrill of adventure to an unknown destination.

Whichever camp you fall into, or if you’re somewhere in between, being prepared before you start a writing project will help you keep on task, stay motivated and make it through the dizzying highs, terrifying lows and creamy middles, right to The End.

Join author Rachel Watts, Pantser by nature and Planner by bitter experience, and find out what you can do to prepare for a month-long writing adventure, and how you can get the most out of writing your first draft!

Rachel Watts is a writer of literary and speculative fiction and creative non-fiction living on Whadjuk Noongar country in Boorloo (Perth). A former journalist, her climate change novella Survival was first written as a NaNoWriMo project. Her unpublished literary novel In The Morning I Rise was shortlisted for the 2020 Penguin Literary Prize. Her shorter fiction and non-fiction work has been published by Westerly Magazine, Overland, Island, Kill Your Darlings, The Big Issue and more. She works as a writer, tutor and presenter.


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