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Noveling can be hard―finding help should be fun! Look here for all the extra inspiration and guidance you may need:

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Current Events

September marks the official start of fall in the Northern Hemisphere, and the official start of NaNo Prep season all around the world! During September and October, we’ll provide resources to inspire, challenge, and prepare you to write that novel. Cue epic training montage music...

Check out NaNo Prep!


Other annual events:
NaNo Prep in September and 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".





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

You can also download our favorite printable pep talks or illustrated pep talk quotes.

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.

Read Grant's pep talk! 
Kevin Kwan Kevin Kwan is the internationally bestselling author of the trilogy of novels Crazy Rich Asians, China Rich Girlfriend, and Rich People Problems.

Read Kevin's pep talk!

See past pep talk favorites in the Pep Talk Archive.



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

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Print Your Novel

You wrote a novel—now print it! We've partnered with Blurb, a self-publishing company, to offer YWP participants a special NaNoWriMo landing page, a free ISBN, and 20% off your first order. Plus, 15% of your purchase goes to support the always-free YWP!

Read our how-to suggestions, or print your novel now!


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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