Pep Talks

Pep Talks are inspirational letters written by well-known authors during NaNoWriMo. They’ll be delivered to your NaNoMail inbox throughout November.

Learn more about this year’s pep talkers.

Read pep talks from the past seven years.

2014 Pep Talkers

Jim ButcherJim Butcher is the author of the The Dresden Files, The Codex Alera, and the upcoming Cinder Spires series.
Kami GarciaKami Garcia is the co-author of the Beautiful Creatures series, and the author of Unbreakable and Unmarked.
Tamora PierceTamora Pierce is the author of the Song of the Lioness and Immortals quartets, the recent Battle Magic, and many others.
Veronica RothVeronica Roth is the author of the Divergent series.
Brandon SandersonBrandon Sanderson is the author of the Stormlight Archive, Mistborn, and Wheel of Time series, among many others.
Chuck WendigChuck Wendig is the author of the Heartland Trilogy, the Miriam Black series, and The Kick-Ass Writer.

Pep Talk Archive

Pep talk veterans include folks like Aimee Bender, Dave Eggers, John Green, Neil Gaiman, Jonathan Lethem, Lois Lowry, Karen Russell, and Lemony Snicket.

Note: Some of these links will take you to our Young Writers Program site, which has its own selection of YA pep talkers each year.