They say everyone has a novel in them and next month Milton Keynes Central Library will be helping aspiring authors channel their creativity to pen their very own tome.
November is National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo), during which participants are challenged to write a 50,000 word novel in just 30 days.
This is the 15th year of the event and half a million people on all seven continents are expected to set aside this time to write their stories.
Eager essayists in the new city are invited to a Kick Off Party at the Central Library on Sunday 27th October from 11.30am to 12.30pm to celebrate the beginning of the Nanowrimo adventure.
Wordsmiths will then be able to take advantage of ‘Come Write In’ sessions every Saturday during November from 9.30am until 4.30pm.
Tables will be reserved upstairs in the Central Library for Nanowrimo participants to have space to write their novels.
Breaks are important for anyone scribbling down so many great ideas so from 2pm until 3pm each Saturday there will be an Author Event where local authors will give free talks - open to anyone - about writing and getting published.
Finally, on Sunday 1st December, from 11.30am until 12.30pm, writers can enjoy the Thank Goodness It’s Over Party to celebrate the entire Nanowrimo journey.
The first author talk will be by MK author Jane Burdiak, who has lived in the area for forty years and is now writing full-time since retiring from teaching.
Further information on all the Nanowrimo events will be available on the Library facebook page http://www.facebook.com/MiltonKeynesLibraries.