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Noveling is hard enoughfinding help should be fun! Look here for all the extra inspiration and guidance you need, including pep talks (current and archived), virtual write-ins, videos, blog posts, flair, and more!

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.

Our 2017 Pep Talkers 

Roxane Gay Roxane Gay is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times, and author of bestselling books including Bad Feminist and Hunger. She is also the author of World of Wakanda for Marvel.

Read Roxane's pep talk!
Dean Koonst Dean Koontz is the bestselling author of more than fourteen books. His latest novel, The Whispering Room, a Jane Hawk novel, is out this November.

Read Dean's pep talk!

Julie Murphy Julie Murphy is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Ramona Blue, Dumplin', and Side Effects May Vary.

Read Julie's pep talk!

Grant Faulkner Grant Faulkner is the executive director of National Novel Writing Month, and the author of Fissures, and the recently released Pep Talks for Writers.
Kevin Kwan Kevin Kwan is the internationally bestselling author of the trilogy of novels Crazy Rich Asians, China Rich Girlfriend, and Rich People Problems.

See past pep talk favorites in the Pep Talk Archive.

Virtual Write-Ins

Can't make it to an in-person write-in? Join us at a virtual one, streamed live from NaNoWriMo HQ. After all, writing is that much easier in the company of writers from around the world! 


Look to the NaNoWriMo YouTube channel for more videos, like Truths and Dares, Webinars with guest stars, and more!

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

NaNoWriMo Flair

Declare your commitment to your novel on your social media profiles! Get your friends on board to encourage (and nag) you throughout the month.

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

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