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.

#NANOWRIMO PREP WEEK 1: Choosing an Idea

We talk all about how to find and select what idea to write for National Novel Writing Month.

#NANOWRIMO PREP WEEK 2: Gathering Inspiration

Welcome to week 2 in our National Novel Writing Month prep series! Tonight we’re talking all about how to get your inspiration prepared so that in November it’s there to motivate, rather than distract you.

#NANOWRIMO PREP WEEK 3: Plotting!

Today we’re talking all about taking that idea in your head and turning it into a fleshed out story!

#NANOWRIMO PREP WEEK 4: Destroying Distractions

Tonight we’re finishing up our series on NaNoWriMo preparation by talking about time management and how to destroy distractions during the months of november.

#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.

10 Tips for the Last 10 Days of NaNoWriMo

Emma shares 10 things that can help you power through the final days of National Novel Writing Month. Official Word Sprints Twitter account: @NaNoWordSprints (Or search Twitter for #NaNoWordSprints)

100 Tips for a Successful NaNoWriMo

NaNo veteran and fanatic, Kellie goes in to 100 different tips to help you make the most of National Novel Writing Month this year. Every tip won’t work for every person, so take what makes sense for you and leave the rest.

5 Books for NaNo Prep

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

5 Last-Minute NaNo Tips

Desiraye Williams shares five more NaNoWriMo tips.

5 Things to do Before NaNoWriMo

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

5 Tips for NaNoing Rebelliously

Thinking of Nanoing rebelliously this year? E. Latimer gives you five tips to break all the rules and still hit all your goals.

A Short NaNo Reading Break

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

After NaNo Road Map

Desiraye Williams talks about life after National Novel Writing Month, and gives you some tips for how to live your life now that you’ve survived NaNoWriMo.

And So It Begins

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

Books Written During NaNoWriMo

Kellie Sheridan talks about which published books were written during National Novel Writing Month.

Caught Up

Emma Kate WAS behind in NaNoWriMo. Was. Here’s how she made a comeback.

Check-In and Dealing with Comparison

Emma Kate 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.

Completing Goals Slowly

Helen Powers stops by to talk about reaching your goals slowly, or not reaching them at all.

Desiraye’s Plan for NaNo

Desiraye Williams shares her plan of attack for National Novel Writing Month!

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.

Doing Revisions During NaNo

E. Latimer talks about how to participate in NaNoWriMo when you have to focus on revisions.

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!

Don’t Panic!

Desiraye Williams talks about being halfway through November and pushing onward regardless of your NaNoWriMo word count.

Don’t Publish Your NaNo Novel…Yet

Emma Kate doesn’t want you to publish your NaNoWriMo novel right when you finish National Novel Writing Month. Susan Dennard’s writing resources (scroll down to On Revision): https://susandennard.com/writing-resources/ Print Run Podcast on Twitter: @printrunpodcast Print Run’s website: https://www.printrunpodcast.com/

End of NaNoWriMo

Meghan Jashinsky does an end of NaNo evaluation and encourages you to do the same.

Failing NaNoWriMo and Adjusting Goals

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

Falling Behind in NaNo?

Desiraye Williams gives some tips for if you find yourself falling behind in NaNoWriMo.

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 a Draft, NaNo, and Other Creepy Things

Meghan Jashinsky gives an update on what’s going on in her writing life. How’s your NaNo prep going? Read any good books lately?

Finishing NaNo

Emma Kate 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 Kate, 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 Started on the NaNoWriMo Website

Meghan Jashinsky walks you through creating a National Novel Writing Month account, getting your novel set up, and shows you her favorite features on the NaNoWriMo website.

GETTING STARTED ON THE NEW NANOWRIMO WEBSITE

The WordNerds are here today to show you the awesome new features of the BRAND NEW National Novel Writing Month website! In addition to giving you a tour of the new site, they also talk about all the things you need to have set up so you can make the most out of your NaNoWriMo … Continue reading GETTING STARTED ON THE NEW NANOWRIMO WEBSITE

Getting Your NaNo Word Count In

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

Happy NaNowriMo!

Kellie Sheridan celebrates the first Monday of National Novel Writing Month 2018, and muses on the importance of NaNoWriMo in her life.

It’s NaNoWriMo!

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

It’s Not Your Time

Rachel Sargeant talks about writer jealousy and timing in your writing and reading life.

It’s the Last Day of #NaNoWriMo!

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

Keeping It Up Post-NaNoWriMo

Meghan Jashinsky talks about taking the productivity and excitement of National Novel Writing Month and applying it to the months that follow.

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.

Last Minute NaNo Prep

Emma Kate talks about preparing for National Novel Writing Month at the last minute.

Level-ing Up This NaNoWriMo

The WordNerds talk about an amazing website that can help you get ahead in National Novel Writing Month, as well as share some basic tips that can help you “win” in November. To fight the monsters featured in this video: http://4thewords.com

Losing NaNo Is Okay!

Desiraye Williams wants you to know that it’s okay if you don’t win NaNoWriMo.

Making My NaNo Characters in the Sims!

Desiraye Williams makes her NaNoWriMo characters in the Sims for a little extra inspiration!

NaNo 2018 Write-In Schedule!

Desiraye Williams shares the NaNoWriMo 2018 write-in schedule. 1st: November 1st at 7pm EST (NaNoWriMo Channel) 2nd: November 4th at 4pm EST (WordNerds Channel) 3rd: November 11th at 7:30pm EST (WordNerds Channel) 4th: November 17th at 2pm EST (NaNo Channel) 5th: November 18th at 7:30pm EST (Word Nerds Channel) 6th: November 25th at 7:30pm EST … Continue reading NaNo 2018 Write-In Schedule!

NaNo and Wattcon

E. Latimer talks about NaNoWriMo and attending Wattcon and getting to see writing friends!

NaNo Check-In

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

NaNo Has Come to an End!

Desiraye Williams talks about the last day of National Novel Writing Month 2018!

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 2018 Tag!

Desiraye Williams participates in the booktube and authortube tag for National Novel Writing Month!

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 for Beginners

Dez gives ten tips for people who are trying out National Novel Writing Month for the first time this year. You’ve got this!

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 Here!

National Novel Writing Month 2018 is upon us! Meghan Jashinsky gets you pumped and lets you know all the important WordNerdy/NaNoWriMo details.

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 Success Tips!

Kellie Sheridan shares some of her best tips for succeeding this November.

NaNoWriMo Tag

It’s time to get to know Helen a little better. This week, she’s doing the NaNoWriMo Tag!

NaNoWriMo vs. School

Desiraye Williams talks about whether NaNoWriMo and school are exclusive, or if you can make both work.

NaNoWriMo Week 1 Check-In/Write-In

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

One Big Epic Writing Day

Kellie Sheridan talks about how tackling one big chunk of consecutive writing time can really help with your writing productivity.

One Week to Go!

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

PLANTSING

Meghan Jashinsky tries to get you psyched for this Sunday’s chat about plotting. There will be something for plotters and pantsers alike! Are you a plotter, a pantser, or something in between?

PLOT A NOVEL WITH ME – NaNoWriMo Preparation Vlog and Book Plotting Talk

Meghan vlogged herself as she plotted her novel for National Novel Writing Month! In this video, she talks about loosely using three-act structure as well as James Scott Bell’s plotting from the midpoint method to come up with an outline that gives her confidence without feeling too constricting. What’s your favorite way to plot a … Continue reading PLOT A NOVEL WITH ME – NaNoWriMo Preparation Vlog and Book Plotting Talk

Post NaNo goals

Emma Kate talks about goal setting after National Novel Writing Month, particularly since she didn’t “win” NaNo this year.

PREPARING FOR NANOWRIMO 2019

This week we’re talking all things National Novel Writing Month 2019! From choosing ideas to managing your time, we’ve got all the tips and tricks you’ll need. Let us know your NaNoWriMo2019 questions, and we’ll discuss them live! Also, definitely put your NaNo username in the discussion section, and we can add each other as … Continue reading PREPARING FOR NANOWRIMO 2019

Prepping Early for NaNoWriMo

Meghan talks about having beaten her writing slump, and what goals she’s setting now to help prepare for National Novel Writing Month in November.

PREPTOBER 2020: Character Building Workshop!

This week we’ll have a workshop aimed at helping you create the characters for your NaNoWriMo 2020 project.

PREPTOBER 2020: Plot Building Workshop!

This live chat covers all things PLOT! We hope to have exercises that will be helpful for plotters and pantsers alike, though we’ll mostly focus on coming up with a full plot for you novel, that way if you hit any blocks in November, you’ll at least know where you’re headed. 🙂 Slides – https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1kOie4Hs4j4RG3q1L4yP12judD2_ZLygn8B99rRcPR6M/edit?usp=sharing

PREPTOBER 2020: Premise Plan-In! (NaNoWriMo Planning Party)

Join us as we get prepared for NaNo! Tonight we’ll focus primarily on developing a premise for your novel, and in future weeks we’ll expand upon your ideas generated tonight!

PREPTOBER 2K18

Today we’re talking all about preparing for National Novel Writing Month.

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!

Quick Reads for NaNoWriMo

Emma Kate shares some book recs for when you’re participating in NaNoWriMo or are otherwise too busy for longer stories.

Reading During NaNo

Desiraye Williams talks about whether it’s even possible to read books during NaNoWriMo.

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!

Ride the Inspiration Wave

Emma Kate talks about those times when your inspiration is high, and how to optimize that time so you can be as productive as possible.

RITUALS TO KEEP YOU INSPIRED THROUGH THE END OF NANOWRIMO

Meghan is feeling the NaNo burnout as she heads into the last three days of November, so she turns to her closest writing friends for inspiration. But most of them have… unique… rituals to get inspired. GOOD LUCK WRITING YOU WONDERFUL WORDNERDS! Push on to the end no matter what your word count is. Every … Continue reading RITUALS TO KEEP YOU INSPIRED THROUGH THE END OF NANOWRIMO

So You Lost Nano?

Did you lose NaNo? Well Dez sure did! And here she talks about what’s next.

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

Surviving NaNoWriMo and School

Emma Kate talks about how to participate in National Novel Writing Month while you are a student.

TAKE A BREAK

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

Taking an Inspiring Break

Emma Kate 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.