Writer Resources

Finished your novel and wondering what comes next? Check out our "Now What?" resources!

Or, keep reading to get ready to tackle your novel next November.

Find guides to get you oriented, workbooks to help you prepare, pep talks to inspire your writing, and flair to declare your creative commitment.


Guides & How-To’s


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:

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.

Our 2016 pep talkers:

photo of Daniel Jose Older   Daniel José Older is the author of the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series, which begins with Half-Resurrection Blues.

Read Daniel's pep talk now!
     
photo of Carolivia Herron   Carolivia Herron is a writer of children's and adult literature, including Nappy Hair, and a scholar of African-American Judaica.

Read Carolivia's pep talk now!
     
photo of Alaya Johnson   Alaya Dawn Johnson has published six novels, including The Summer Prince, which was longlisted for the National Book Award in 2013, and Love Is the Drug.

Read Alaya's pep talk now!
     
photo of Maggie Stiefvater   Maggie Stiefvater is the New York Times bestselling author of the Shiver trilogy and The Raven Cycle, which concluded with The Raven King in April 2016.

Read Maggie's pep talk now!
     
photo of Jenny Han   Jenny Han is the New York Times bestselling author of To All the Boys I've Loved Before and the sequel P.S. I Still Love You.

Read Jenny's pep talk now!


NaNoWriMo Flair

Share your noveling spirit on your social media profiles.

Plus, find more flair—including T-shirts, sweatshirts, notebooks, scarves, hats, and mugs—in the NaNoWriMo store.

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