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Creative Writing

Resources for creative writers.


NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month and takes place every November. 

"NaNoWriMo is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides tools, structure, community, and encouragement to help people find their voices, achieve creative goals, and build new worlds — on and off the page."

GCC Library and Creative Writing Department partner to provide events that encourage writing and give writers an opportunity to meet and talk with one another. In these sessions you will meet fellow creative writers, learn where and how to find resources for writing, as well as other tips for keeping on track to produce a rough draft (or healthy outline) of your novel. Commit to a month of writing devoted to moving your novel from idea to page, and have fun while making progress. 

Register to attend our events. Events are free and open to both GCC student and community members.

NaNo Prep 101

Check out NaNoWriMo's 6-week workshop and resource guide for writers. Sections include:

  • Develop a story idea
  • Create characters
  • Construct a detailed plot or outline
  • Worldbuilding
  • Organize your life to support your writing goals
  • Time management for writing


Novel Plotting Quiz

How do you outline a novel? Take NaNoWriMo's Plotting Method Quiz.  Then follow your quiz results for tips on outlining your novel.