Write your novel at a Hennepin County library

NaNoWriMo winners

Make a Hennepin County library your base of operations for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Our quiet spaces, writing classes, books and other resources about writing can get you started and keep you going.

Quiet spaces and writing groups

Writing classes and events

Brain Science to Keep You Writing

Discover why you procrastinate, distract yourself and find it so hard to write at times. Harness the power of brain science to show up, sit down and write, no matter what. Taught by writing and creativity instructor and author Rosanne Bane. (Stay to write, share ideas and connect with fellow Wrimos.) Funded by Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Register online or Ask Us

Write-ins for teens

Meet up with other teen novelists to work on your novels during National Novel Writing Month! Come prepared to write, share ideas and connect with other teen Wrimos. Timed writing sprints, collaborative brainstorming, and more at Brooklyn Park Library.

An Inside Look at Self-Publishing, Minnetonka Library, Saturday, November 10, 2-3 p.m.

How many steps are involved in publishing your own book? Learn about the self-publishing process, including editing, interior layout and exterior design. With the end of NaNoWriMo in sight, find out what free self-publishing resources are available to you both in and around the library. Register online or Ask Us

Folded Paper Book, Minnetonka Library, Saturday, November 24, 2-3:30 p.m.

How can you preserve some of the writing you've been working on during NaNoWriMo? Drop in and create a small folded paper book! You can add lots of your writing, and you'll have a one-of-a-kind souvenir of your writing journey.

Publishing and writing resources 

MN Writes MN Reads

You can use this new collection of tools to publish and share your novel. Use Pressbooks to create professional-quality versions of your book in EPUB, MOBI, PDF and more formats. After formatting your book with Pressbooks, you can submit it to SELF-e to share it with readers across the state and potentially across the country. Learn more about MN Writes MN Reads.

Other resources

Helpful book lists