Pep Talks


Every NaNoWriMo, some of our favorite authors provide advice and inspiration throughout the month. Learn more about this year's (and look for their pep talks in your email in-box), plus read the wisdom of some of our past writers below.



Sharon Flake  

Jim Butcher is the author of the The Dresden FilesThe Codex Alera, and the upcoming Cinder Spires series.

Read Jim’s pep talk. (Coming Week 4!)

Donna Freitas  

Kami Garcia is the co-author of the Beautiful Creatures series, and the author of Unbreakable and Unmarked.

Read Kami’s pep talk.

Lev Grossman  

Tamora Pierce is the author of the Song of the Lioness andImmortals quartets, the recent Battle Magic, and many others.

Read Tamora’s pep talk.

Dan Krokos  

Veronica Roth is the author of the Divergent series.

Read Veronica’s pep talk.

Marie Lu  

Brandon Sanderson is the author of the Stormlight Archive,Mistborn, and Wheel of Time series, among many others.

Read Brandon’s pep talk. (Coming Week 3!)



Sharon G. FlakePep Talk

Donna FreitasPep Talk

Lev GrossmanPep Talk

Dan KrokosPep Talk

Marie LuPep Talk

James PattersonPep Talk

Sarah Rees BrennanPep Talk

Jeff VanderMeerPep Talk


Gennifer AlbinPep Talk

Ally CarterPep Talk

Julie CrossPep Talk

Kate DiCamilloPep Talk

Lois LowryPep Talk

Wendy MassPep Talk

Marissa MeyerPep Talk

Walter Dean MyersPep Talk

Ransom RiggsPep Talk

Scott WesterfeldPep Talk

John Corey WhaleyPep Talk


Ally CondiePep Talk

Gayle FormanPep Talk

Varian JohnsonPep Talk

Robert LipsytePep Talk

Lauren OliverPep Talk

Christopher PaoliniPep Talk

Mitali PerkinsPep Talk

Beth RevisPep Talk

Caissie St. OngePep Talk



Jessica BurkhartPep Talk

Nancy Yi FanPep Talk

John GreenPep Talk

D.J. MacHalePep Talk

Megan McCaffertyPep Talk

Kaleb NationPep Talk

Robyn SchneiderPep Talk

Sherwood SmithPep Talk


Laurie Halse AndersonPep Talk

AviPep Talk

Cherith BaldryPep Talk

Kate CaryPep Talk

Esmé Raji CodellPep Talk

Margaret HaddixPep Talk

Vicky HolmesPep Talk

Rafe MartinPep Talk


Hilari BellPep Talk

Rosemary Clement-MoorePep Talk

Gordon KormanPep Talk

Nancy EtchemendyPep Talk

Esther M. FriesnerPep Talk

Cathy HopkinsPep Talk

Sue LimbPep Talk

Kathryn ReissPep Talk

Laurel SnyderPep Talk

Jerry SpinelliPep Talk

Suzanne Fisher StaplesPep Talk

Ysabeau WilcePep Talk

Markus ZusakPep Talk


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