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NaNoWriMo | National Novel Writing Month: NaNoWriMo

November is National Novel Writing Month! During the month, you are challenged to write a 50,000 word manuscript.

November is National Novel Writing Month

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NaNoWriMo is an annual event that challenges you to write an entire draft of your novel (50,000 words!) throughout the month of November. Sign up to get started and join a regional community to meet other writers who are on the same journey.

Xavier University Library is a "write-in" location! Come write your novel with us!


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Microsoft Word: Xavier University students, faculty, and staff can download and install Microsoft Office for free

LibreOffice: Cross-platform free and open source office suite.

Google Docs: Web-based word processor that requires a free Google account.

FocusWriter: Free, distraction-free word processor for Windows and Linux.


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