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Tri-State authors pen novel in November for chance at publication

Quincy Public Library hopes to create even more published works throughout the area (File photo)

The Tri-States has produced its fair share of authors who've published novels.

The Quincy Public Library hopes to create even more published works throughout the area.

It's National Novel Writing Month.

On Sunday, several writers checked in to showcase their progress.

Writers are encouraged to write a 50,000 word novel by November 30 using a website called Nanowrimo.

Participants log onto the website each day and try to write between 1,500 and 2,000 words a day.

Katie Krauschaar with the Quincy Public Library said the month is for anyone who has a story to tell.

"The great American novel, they've got something they want to say, they really want to get it out there and in front of the eyes of the reader," Krauschaar said. "They never really had that push that they've needed in order to get started."

"I think you have to have likable characters in a novel," Good Book Club leader Heather Kim said. "Sometimes a love triangle helps. You have to have conflict and overcome. We talk a lot about hero's journey."

As far as publishing your book goes, the site is partnered with Amazon. If your book is good enough, it may be chosen to go up for sale as a self-published title.

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