National Novel Writing Month

November is the best month! It’s NANOWRIMO! To watch all of our National Novel Writing Month videos, use the embedded playlist. To find a specific NaNo video, use the list below or the search bar.

#NaNoWriMo2016 Prep Chat

Join the WordNerds as they prepare for National Novel Writing Month 2016!

#NaNoWriMo2016 Week 1 Check-In/Write-In

In this Sunday Special live chat, the WordNerds celebrate the end of NaNo week 1, and do some word sprints!

#NaNoWriMo2016 Week 2 Check-In/Write-In

In this Sunday Special live chat, the WordNerds share NaNoWriMo advice and do some word sprints!

#NaNoWriMo2016 Week 3 Check-In/Write-In

In this Sunday Special live chat, the WordNerds share NaNowriMo Week 3 advice, and do some word sprints!

#NaNoWriMo2016 Week 4 Check-In/Write-In

In the final week of National Novel Writing Month 2016, the WordNerds host one more virtual write-in and answer your burning NaNo questions.

#ProjectWriteTube Tips for Catching Up on NaNoWriMo

Kellie Sheridan participates in #ProjectWriteTube to help get ready for NaNoWriMo.

5 Books for NaNo Prep

Meghan Jashinsky shares five books that can help you prepare for NaNoWriMo.

5 Things to do Before NaNoWriMo

National Novel Writing Month is less than two weeks away for Emma Gisclair, and she talks about five life-related things that she plans to do to prepare for NaNo.

A Short NaNo Reading Break

Emma Gisclair shares some books that are great for reading during NaNoWriMo.

And So It Begins

E. Latimer talks about self-imposed NaNoWriMo pressure and how to overcome it.

Check-In and Dealing with Comparison

Emma Gisclair checks in on how your word count is doing and talks about the dangers of comparing your word count to someone who is doing “better” than you.

Distractions

Meghan Jashinsky provides three questions you can ask to determine whether your distraction needs attention now, or if it can wait until after you write.

Don’t Abandon Your NaNoWriMo Story

Kellie Sheridan doesn’t want you to give up on your story just yet. Getting to THE END is so worth it!

Failing NaNoWriMo and Adjusting Goals

Meghan Jashinsky talks about failing hard core at NaNoWriMo, NaNoReDo, and setting new goals post-November.

Falling Behind? Here’s a Pep Talk!

Kellie Sheridan wants you to know that there’s still time to meet your NaNo goals. Don’t stress just yet!

Finishing NaNo

Emma Gisclair shares some suggestions for getting words down in the last few days of National Novel Writing Month. No matter what your worrd count, you are awesome!

First Day of NaNoWriMo Write-In

Join Meghan Jashinsky, Kyra Nelson, Kellie Sheridan, Erica Crouch, Emma Gisclair, and E. Latimer as they kick off NaNoWriMo 2015 the only way they know how–with word sprints!

Forget All the Rules (In November)

Kellie Sheridan gives you permission to forget all of those pesky rules about writing during NaNo.

Getting Ready to Get Ready for NaNoWriMo

Kellie Sheridan talks about how stoked she is to prepare for NaNoWriMo and provides some tips to use now to help you to succeed in November.

Getting Your NaNo Word Count In

E. Latimer talks about how to make sure you hit your NaNo word count goals each day.

It’s NaNoWriMo!

On this first day of NaNoWriMo, the WordNerds share their favorite tips for National Novel Writing Month.

It’s the Last Day of #NaNoWriMo!

Join the WordNerds as they celebrate the last day of National Novel Writing Month 2016!

Last Day of NaNoWriMo and Being Thankful

Calyn Morgan talks about all of the various mental places you might be on the last day of National Novel Writing Month and tells you that you ROCK.

NaNo Check-In

Meghan Jashinsky has a NaNoWriMo check-in and shares some ideas to keep you pushing through if you’re behind.

NaNo Prep for Plotters AND Pantsers

Meghan Jashinsky shares some resources that can help you prepare for NaNoWriMo whether you are a plotter or a pantser.

NaNoWriDay?

Kellie Sheridan knows it isn’t November, but still thinks you should pick a day to dedicate solely to your writing and not worry so much about the specifics.

NaNoWriMo 2016 Writing Sprints!

Kellie Sheridan shares the schedule of write-ins and word sprints for the NaNoWriMo 2016 season.

NaNoWriMo Check-In

Meghan Jashinsky wants to know how week 3 of NaNo is going for you, and lets you know how it’s going for her.

NaNoWriMo Has Begun!

National Novel Writing Month has officially begun, and Kellie Sheridan couldn’t be more excited!

NaNoWriMo Inspiration

Calyn Morgan talks about some ways to get yourself inspired during NaNoWriMo.

NaNoWriMo is Over! Now What?

In this Sunday Special live chat, the WordNerds talk about how NaNo is over, and what you should do with your novel now!

NaNoWriMo Prep Talk

In this Sunday Special live chat, the WordNerds get pumped for NaNo 2014!

NaNoWriMo Prep Talk 2015!

In this Sunday Special live chat, the WordNerds get excited for NaNo 2015 and answer all of your burning questions about how to get prepared for the month of mayhem.

NaNoWriMo Reading Recommendations

Kellie Sheridan recommends some books that are great ones for when you want to keep reading, but also it’s NaNoWriMo and you are creatively exhausted.

NaNoWriMo Week 1 Check-In/Write-In

Join Meghan Jashinsky, Kellie Sheridan, Emma Gisclair, and E. Latimer as they evaluate how week 1 on NaNoWriMo 2015 went and host more word sprints.

One Week to Go!

With one week left in NaNoWriMo 2015, Kellie Sheridan wants you to make the most of it!

Procrastination, NaNoWriMo, and YOU

Calyn Morgan talks about your brain on procrastination and how NaNo helps you avoid procrastinating.

PWP #NaNoWriMo 2016 Write In 2

The WordNerds and Patchwork Press team join up again to get to work writing words for NaNoWriMo.

PWP #NaNoWriMo 2016 Write In 3

Join the Patchwork Press team and the WordNerds for another NaNoWriMo write-in!

Refilling your Creative Well

E. Latimer talks about how taking a break can inspire you to keep working when you get stuck.

Revisions and Waiting

E. Latimer talks about the importance of patience in the writing industry. Don’t rush the things you can control!

Stop Making Excuses and Write!

Erica Crouch thinks you need to stop making excuses and get those words on the page!

Stuck in the Middle

Emma Gisclair has some encouragement for anyone who’s feeling down about the middle of NaNoWriMo or the middle of their draft.

TAKE A BREAK

Meghan Jashinsky talks about the importance of taking breaks during NaNoWriMo.

Taking an Inspiring Break

Emma Gisclair talks about taking necessary breaks so that you don’t get burned out.

Ten Tips and Tricks for NaNoWriMo

Calyn Morgan talks about the insanity that is NaNo, and shares some tricks to help get through it.

The End Is Near

In this Sunday Special live chat, the WordNerds talk about how they’re doing as the end of NaNo looms overhead.

The Second Week Slump

In this Sunday Special live chat, the WordNerds talk about the inevitable second-week-of-November slump.

To Edit or Not to Edit

Calyn Morgan talks about whether or not you should edit your story before sending it out at the end of November (HINT: NEVER SEND OUT YOUR FIRST DRAFT TO AGENTS OR EDITORS 🙂 ).

Trash Your Thesaurus

Meghan Jashinsky talks about why you should step away from the thesaurus.

What Idea to Use for NaNoWriMo

Kellie Sheridan talks about how to decide what story to write for National Novel Writing Month.

What Next? Continuing Writing Post-NaNoWriMo

In this Sunday Special live chat, the WordNerds celebrate the end of National Novel Writing Month, share their word counts, and discuss how to keep your writing energy high even though the month of madness is over.

What to Read During #NaNoWriMo

Kellie Sheridan shares some recommendations of books to read during National Novel Writing Month.

Why Aren’t You Writing: A NaNoWriMo Pep talk

Emma Gisclair encourages you to participate in National Novel Writing Month–you can totally do it!

Writing Again After Nano & Falling Prey to SNIS

Rachel Sargeant talks about how post-NaNo is the PERFECT time to fall prey to shiny new idea syndrome.

YALLFest Panels (and NaNo Check-In)

E. Latimer talks about the amazing time she had at YALLFest and talks about the last couple of weeks of NaNo.