Writer Resources

Hello Novelist, and welcome to the first day of the rest of your writing life!

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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.

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Elementary School

Middle School

High 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 our past favorites in the Pep Talk Archive.


Look to the NaNoWriMo YouTube channel for Virtual Write-Ins, Truths and Dares, Webinars with guest stars, and more!

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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 your desired tag. Check out some suggestions below:

#Young Writers Program#Inspiration, #NaNo Prep#Editing#Revision

Discover your "writing radar" with Jack Gantos!

Writing Radare

This year, NaNoWriMo is teaming up with Newbery Award-winning author Jack Gantos to help share Writing Radar, his brand new writing guide. It's full of funny and practical advice for how to be the best brilliant writer, perfect for anyone who dreams of seeing their name on the spine of a book. With his characteristic wit and humor, Jack shows young writers how to use their “writing radar” to find story ideas in their own lives. 

Check out Jack's website for more Writing Radar videos, writing tips, and information about his other books.

Join Jack Gantos for a special NaNo Prep webcast on October 20 at 10 AM PDT (Your Time Zone). Can't make it? Watch the video later from the NaNoWriMo Youtube channel.

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