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Virtual Write-Ins

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!

What happens at a VWI?

  • We write together!
  • We challenge each other to word sprints.
  • We offer suggested prompts to help you find inspiration.


See all our scheduled Virtual Write-Ins on YouTube.


NaNo Word Sprints

Word sprintsWhat’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.

Tackle a word sprint with our new word-sprint tool!

Follow @NaNoWordSprints on Twitter.


NaNo Coaches

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!

Your Current NaNo Coach

Our 2016 NaNo Coaches have hung up their whistles!


2016 NaNo Coaches

Heidi HeiligHeidi Heilig is the author of the YA historical fantasy The Girl From Everywhere and the sequel, The Ship Beyond Time. She holds an MFA from NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. She is bipolar, biracial, and pansexual, and enjoys surprise twist endings.

In partnership with We Need Diverse Books.

Katie BayerlKatie Bayerl is the author of A Psalm for Lost Girls. She currently leads the VCFA Young Writers Network and teaches classes for teens at Grub Street.

Martha BrockenbroughMartha Brockenbrough is the author of two books for adults and five books for young readers, including The Game of Love and Death. She’s also the founder of National Grammar Day.

In partnership with We Need Diverse Books.

Nita TyndallNita Tyndall is a YA writer, the moderator for The Gay YA and a social media coordinator for We Need Diverse Books.

In partnership with We Need Diverse Books.