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Writers buckle down in Johnsburg, write a novel in a month

NORTH CREEK - Writers from all over the world will come together during the month of November in an effort to each finish a novel in that time period.

The Adirondacks are celebrating their third year as a participating regional host to this program.

In this, "seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing," National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) challenges participants to write one 50,000-word novel from scratch in a month's time.

"It is an international inspiration," said Judith Harper, a leader of the Adirondack group of writers.

NaNoWriMo strives to encourage writers to set aside their innate obsession with perfection and simply write. The purpose is to actively engage writers in their art.

The kick-off celebration for NaNoWriMo in the Adirondacks will be held at the Johnsburg Library on Main Street in North Creek. Writers and interested participants from all across upstate New York from Long Lake to Glens Falls are welcome to attend on Oct. 22 from 6-7 p.m.

The group will meet throughout the month in cafes, restaurants, libraries, etc. to write.

Participants have the opportunity to add their name to a roster and enter to win month-end awards if they complete the 30-day challenge.

The Adirondack group will join millions of writers worldwide in this, the 11th year of NaNoWriMo.

For more information, contact Harper at 251-3006 or visit www.nanowrimo.org online.

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