Nation Novel Writing Month Kickoff

See what people are saying

  • “I thoroughly enjoyed the NaNoWriMo kick-off workshop. I’d never heard of National Novel Writing Month, and the presentation—with all of the information and notesreally inspired me to get that looming novel written. Writing a 50,000 word novel in 30 days? Well, apparently pressure does makes diamonds!”

    Brett, November 2, 2019

  • “I knew the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) had one goal—to write a 50,000-word novel in the month of November—so the kick-off was about learning how to make the most of this one-month comittment. We received two rather important checklists to help us internalize the writing process—and get as closer as possible to a complete draft.

    Elena, November 2, 2019

  • “I was pleasantly surprised by the NaNoWriMo presentation, which I found useful in answering most of my questions about writing a novel. Also, I found the teacher/presenter to be a warm, friendly (non-stuffy), inclusive, and approachable.

    I learned to trust my instincts more as a writer; to dare to be vulnerable, and (as opposed to trying to edit and write at the same time), to just get it down—and write.

    So, thanks once again for putting in the time and effort in presenting a great workshop! I now have a compass to guide me.”

    Jacqueline, November 2, 2019

  • “What did I learn during the “Write the Novel” presentation? That it only takes 5 minutes to start writing your story. Set a timer for 5 minutes, take your pencil, a sheet paper and just write. That you have the freedom to write without needing to ask for anyone’s permission.”

    Margaret, November 2, 2019

  • “In 2.5 hours, I reconnected with the 6-year-old me; I had almost forgotten what it feels like to LOVE books. Now I remember.

    Of course I have no idea what the 30th of November will look like—whether I’ll have written a short story, a novella or a novel, or whether I’ll have only the embryo of an idea. I’m mindful of what the presenter said: that NaNoWriMo is really whatever you choose it to be.”

    Claire, November 2, 2019

  • “What an inspiring event, brimming with experience and kindness. It has inspired me to spend more time writing, which is what I’m going to do just after finishing this e-mail.”

    Rieke, November 2, 2019

  • “This event was an energizing experience, in a very different way from the usual workshops.”

    Maria, November 2, 2019

  • “An inspiring yet highly practical event that gave the writers amongst us a fighting chance at completing this challenge! Honest and open with advice, tips and tricks to get 50,000 words from your head onto the page.”

    Rob, November 2, 2019