Writer Resources

Hello, Novelist, and welcome to the first day of the rest of your writing life! Take a quick peek at some of the resources we have to offer, then sign up or sign in to explore them all. Need a quick answer? Check out our Help & FAQ page.

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Middle School WorkbookNovelist Workbooks

Our workbooks will help you create characters, build settings, and hatch plots. 

Choose your grade level below:

Middle & High School (updated 2021)

Elementary School (updated 2021)

Pep Talks

Pep talks are inspirational letters written by well-known authors during NaNoWriMo. Look for them in Breaking News throughout the month of November, and find past favorites on the Pep Talks page. 

Pep Talks

NaNoWriMo Videos

Look to the NaNoWriMo YouTube channel for fun writing videos jam-packed with advice. Subscribe to our channel to never miss a video!

Visit the NaNoWriMo YouTube channel!

NaNoWriMo Blog

Explore the NaNoWriMo blog for tons of useful advice (and more inspiration than you can shake a freshly sharpened pencil at). Read the most recent post, or filter using a tag. Check out some suggestions below:

#Young Writers Program, #Inspiration, #Writing Prompts, #Writing Advice

Brave the Page

The official NaNoWriMo handbook that inspires young people to tackle audacious goals and complete their creative projects.

Brave the Page cover

Partly a how-to guide on the nitty-gritty of writing, partly a collection of inspiration to set (and meet) ambitious goals, Brave the Page is the go-to resource for middle-grade writers. Narrated in a fun, refreshingly kid-friendly voice, it champions NaNoWriMo’s central mission that everyone‘s stories deserve to be told. The volume includes chapters on character, plot, setting, and the like; motivating essays from popular authors; advice on how to commit to your goals; a detailed plan for writing a novel or story in a month; and more. 

From our Kirkus Reviews starred review: "Though specifically targeting young writers, this upbeat handbook is a wonderful instruction guide for writers of any age as well as a perfect text for any creative-writing classroom."

Order your autographed copy (and support our non-profit)! 


Write all year round with NaNoWriMo. Check out what's happening now!

Some annual events: NaNo Prep in October, National Novel Writing Month in November, "Now What?" in January and February, Camp NaNoWriMo in April and July, and our Summer Writing Program. Learn more about year-round writing

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