Novel Writing at South City Library

National Novel Writing Month has come to South San Francisco

As of Thursday, the South San Francisco Main Library is participating in National Novel Writing Month, and will be hosting weekly write-ins that are open to the public.

More than 250,000 people from 60 countries are attempting to complete 50,000 words between Nov. 1 and 30 this year.

Writers from all over the peninsula will gather at the South City library to each pump out around 1,600 words per day.

According to the Office of Letters and Light, which is the non-profit that sponors the month-long event, over 90 manuscripts from past years have been published. Those works include Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and Cinder by Marissa Meyer.

Experienced and brand new writers are welcome to join, whether or not publishing the product is a goal for the participant.

Local writers are invited to come to the Main Library café at 840 West Orange Ave. each Tuesday this month from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

On the National Novel Writing Month website, participants can track their progress online, get pep talks and meet their fellow writers.

For more information, contact librarian Rachel Nash at 650-829-3860.

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