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NaNo Prep Webcast: Get ready to write this November!

Writing RadarJoin some of the folks at NaNoWriMo HQ for a webcast designed to prepare you for writing a novel this November! We’ll be pulling some noveling, outlining, and prepping prompts and activities from tried-and-true NaNo resources, as well as making up some fun and crazy new ones. Come write with a community of your fellow Wrimos and get ready to discover your noveling superpowers this fall!

This webcast is sponsored by Dropbox Paper, a great place to draft a month-long masterwork. 

Join the Webcast Live Stream.


NaNo Prep Webcast: Discover your “writing radar” with Jack Gantos!

Writing RadarThis year, NaNoWriMo is teaming up with Newbery Award-winning author Jack Gantos to help share Writing Radar, his brand new writing guide. It’s full of funny and practical advice for how to be the best brilliant writer, perfect for all kids who dream of seeing their name on the spine of a book. With his characteristic wit and humor, Jack shows young writers how to use their “writing radar” to find story ideas in their own lives.

Check out Jack’s website for more Writing Radar videos, writing tips, and information about his other books.

Join Jack Gantos for a special NaNo Prep webcast on October 20 at 10 AM PDT (Your Time Zone). RSVP for the webcast now and be entered to win a ton of fun prizes, including signed copies of Writing Radar or a classroom set of Jack’s backlist.

Can’t make it? Watch the video later from the NaNoWriMo Youtube channel.

RSVP for NaNo Prep Webcast with Jack Gantos!


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.

Watch our archived Virtual Write-Ins.

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 2017 NaNo Coaches will be announced soon!