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. Save your notes in a free, downloadable PDF, or ask your family about ordering a hard copy.

Choose your grade level below:

High School

Middle School (updated for 2019!)

Elementary School

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


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

To see what time an event starts in your time zone, click into the event, then click "copy to my calendar".

Getting Started

Still not sure? Read this quick how-to-start guide, or review how NaNoWriMo works for writers

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