Check out our events calendar below! Want even more information about what’s going on during NaNoWriMo season? Read about our Virtual Write-Ins, YouTube Guides, #NaNoWordSprints, and our NaNo Coaches. We can’t wait to write with you during this National Novel Writing Month.
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Join NaNoWriMo Executive Director Grant Faulkner, IngramSpark Acquisitions Manager Justine Bylo, and professional author/ghostwriter John Peragine as they discuss the ultimate publishing timeline with strategies you can apply to your own writing success and tips for when to apply them. If you’re new to publishing and excited about the possibilities, this webcast is for you.
This webcast is sponsored by IngramSpark, an award-winning self-publishing platform recently recognized for Distinguished Service to the Literary Community alongside James Patterson and Toni Morrison. IngramSpark helps authors and independent publishers access the same quality and distribution as major traditional publishers with hardcovers, paperbacks, ebooks, and global book distribution to over 39K libraries and retailers, in stores and online, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and independent bookstores. IngramSpark also offers tons of free publisher education with online courses, a weekly blog, a podcast, and calculators. It’s your content. IngramSpark helps you do more with it.
John Peragine is a published author of 14 books, has ghostwritten over 100 others and does freelance work for the New York Times, Reuters, and Bloomberg News. He has also written for Today.com, Grapevine Magazine, Writer’s Digest, Wine Enthusiast and more. John has been writing professionally since 2007, after working 13 years in Social Work and as a professional symphony musician.
Can’t make it to an in-person write-in? Join us at a virtual one, streamed live from NaNoWriMo HQ. After all, writing is that much easier in the company of writers from around the world!
- We write together!
- We challenge each other to word sprints.
- We offer suggested prompts to help you find inspiration.
Every year, we partner with bookish YouTube vloggers to provide you with short, fun, weekly noveling tips. This year, we’re working with our YouTube Guides to bring you an expanded Virtual Write-In schedule as well! Our 2018 YouTube Guides are Ochuole Ode of OhSheReads, Gabe (Ava Jae) of bookishpixie, Rachael Stephen, Kristina Horner, and the WordNerds team. Check out their channels or subscribe to our YouTube channelto get a notification when new YouTube Guide videos go up!
NaNo Word Sprints
What’s a word sprint? It’s a timed writing exercise to write as quickly as you can for a set amount of time. You can take on a suggested prompt or dare, too! Why take part in a word sprint?To rev up your writing momentum, and get you sprinting past your inner editor.
Every week of November, a published author will take over our official Twitter account, @NaNoWriMo, to answer your questions and coach you through drafting your novel. All tweets that come from our NaNo Coaches will be signed with the hashtag #NaNoCoach. If you want to make sure your question or thoughts make their way to your coach’s clipboard, please include #NaNoCoach in your tweet, too!