It’s almost November, and that means National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Writing 50,000 words in a single month is a huge challenge, but for those who fully embrace NaNoWriMo, it can be tremendously rewarding. It’s a community, a chance to unleash pent-up creativity, and a heck of a lot of fun.
A few days ago, I got to spend an hour talking all things NaNo with the world’s two preeminent experts on the subject: Chris Baty, who founded NaNoWriMo back in 1999 (and wrote its bible/manifesto, the book No Plot? No Problem!, just released in a new edition), and Grant Faulkner, the Executive Director of NaNoWriMo. We had a great time discussing everything from basic motivation to survival strategies for the month. If you’ve considered participating in NaNoWriMo but aren’t quite sure about it, or if you’re an old hand getting excited about another year, do check out the video.
This webinar was made possible by my day job at indie publishing company Blurb (we’re a major sponsor of NaNoWriMo this year). To find out more about Blurb’s involvement, check out our Coffee & Quill Society.
Note: there were some technical issues with audio in the first few minutes of the webinar. Stick with it; the sound does get better!