National Fiction Writing Month kicks off in Norfolk


7:00 a.m. October 24, 2022

If the saying goes, everyone has a book, then November is the month to prove the theory right.

National Novel Writing Month – or simply NaNoWriMo – is now in its 22nd year and during this time its concept has remained the same: write at least 50,000 words of a novel in 30 days.

Although this is a global challenge, in Norfolk there is a thriving network of potential writers and authors, old and new, ready to take on the challenge.

Writer Elizabeth Haynes, who has participated in NaNoWriMo for many years
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A spokeswoman for the Norfolk NaNoWriMo group encouraged everyone to get involved.

They said, “Although there is no prize or ranking, the satisfaction of participating and the potential creation of something publishable is an extraordinary experience.”

Water for Elephants Started as a NaNoWriMo Novel

Water for Elephants Started as a NaNoWriMo Novel
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To date around 400,000 novels have been written by participants and include former pupils such as North Norfolk novelist Elizabeth Haynes and Water for Elephants author Sara Gruen.

  • To find out more, visit or join Norfolk’s NaNoWriMo Writers (UK) Facebook group.

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