The NaNo News

Posted by: Tim Kim on 08/27/2015

An Update about the New YWP Site

Hello Wrimos!

This time last year we shared some big news with you: we told you that after a good and long run, NaNoWriMo’s Young Writers Program website would be heading toward retirement, and that in 2015, we’d build an innovative, new website for you to enjoy.

Now, a year later, we’re excited to share our progress on the new YWP website with you (as well as a bit about our process).

Posted by: Chris Angotti on 12/04/2014

I Wrote a Novel! Now What?

Congratulations, Wrimos!

Do your hands ache by now? Your brain, your eyes? Ready for a break? Because it’s time for one!

Posted by: Chris Angotti on 12/02/2014

Participant Pep from Alex

Participant Pep TalkerHello, fellow Wrimos!

A few nights ago, you were writing furiously to reach your word count goal and battling writer’s block into submission. Now, finally, everything is finished.

Posted by: Chris Angotti on 11/28/2014

The Homestretch

Do you know how to win NaNoWriMo? Remember, you have until 11:59 PM on November 30 to validate your word count. Plus, a little extra inspiration from the homestretches of years past.

Posted by: Chris Angotti on 11/26/2014

Pep Talk from Jim Butcher

Jim ButcherBeware, sweet, innocent, aspiring writer. People aren’t telling you this, and they should be. NaNoWriMo participants are being deceived into thinking that being an author is a good thing. But you don’t know. You don’t know the horrors you might face as a professional, published, full-time author.

Posted by: Chris Angotti on 11/25/2014

Participant Pep from Adelle

Participant Pep TalkerWell, my friends, it’s Week Four. You may or may not be close to your goal, but either way, you have put words to paper, and that in itself takes courage and perseverance. So no matter how far you are, go right now and do something to reward yourself. You’ve earned it.

Posted by: Chris Angotti on 11/19/2014

How to Win NaNoWriMo

Winning for NaNoWriMo starts on November 20!

Here's all the information you need to be sure your brilliant work gets officially validated.

Posted by: Chris Angotti on 11/18/2014

Participant Pep from Cooper

CooperDear fellow NaNo-ists,

It’s Week Three, and some of you are probably giving up hope that you’ll ever reach your word-count goal in time. You’re wondering why you signed up for this. Writing a novel in a month? How did you get talked into this?!

Posted by: Chris Angotti on 11/13/2014

Pep Talk from Tamora Pierce

Tamora PierceOkay. You’re at the point that marathon runners call “the wall.” It’s the one where you’ve run smack out of inspiration and your start-up excitement. It’s quit or finish and you’d really rather quit, but you have all these words, and friends, family, and those nasty people at school or the office are waiting to see if you’ll finish.

Posted by: Chris Angotti on 11/11/2014

Participant Pep from Piper


The second week of NaNo is here and right now, as you read this, Writer’s Block, Procrastination, and Poor Time Management are gathering in some dark, stereotypical villain hangout, plotting how to end your novel.

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