NaNoWriMo Prep Bundle for 2023

NaNoWriMo Prep Bundle for 2023

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Writer's Digest has created a lot of content designed to help writers be successful in National Novel Writing Month, so we've packaged it together to ensure you are ready to write starting November 1. In this bundle, award-winning authors and instructors share practical techniques for developing plots, staying motivated, and managing competing priorities during the novel writing process. You will have a lot of writing to do so don't go in unprepared! Make sure you are armed with every tool you need to get creativity flowing, stay motivated, and complete your first draft in only 30 days!

Everything I Wish I’d Known Before Writing the Book (OnDemand Webinar): From writing to querying to publishing, the path of a debut author is full of surprises—both good and bad. Debut author Nathan Makaryk recounts his own many mistakes learned along the way, and lessons any aspiring author should take to heart before even setting finger to keyboard. He’ll share the “things nobody tells you” about getting published, and how the reality of getting the book contract compares to expectations. ($79.99 value)

Successful Revision Strategies (OnDemand Webinar): The first draft is where a novel comes together, but it’s not the finished product. Most successful authors know the magic (and success, for that matter) really happens during the revision process. In this OnDemand webinar, novelist Jennifer Givhan shares revision strategies to help you find success with your novel. ($79.99 value)

A Book in a Month: Essential Tips on How to Write a Novel in 30 Days (OnDemand Webinar): Whether you are a first-time author or someone with a schedule so busy you might only have a small window of time in which to complete your story—the challenge of writing a novel in 30 days can seem daunting. Where to begin? How to manage your schedule? How to avoid the pitfalls that might slow you down or crush your momentum? ($79.99 value)

Writer's Digest Write Your Novel in 30 Days (Digital Issue): This guide is helpful for any beginning-to-intermediate fiction writer. And—even if you don’t want to write a book in 30 days—this guide still offers essential milestones and worksheets that can help you no matter what. ($9.99 value)

First Draft Outline (Tutorial): Say goodbye to writing and rewriting endlessly with no results. By starting your work with an outline, you know where to start digging, whether there truly is a story down there, and you know exactly which direction to go with it. Everything you plot from start to finish is good and worthwhile. First Draft in 30 Days author Karen S. Wiesner is your host for this tutorial. ($29.99 value)

Challenge Accepted: Your NaNoWriMo Toolkit (Digital Guide): Whether you’re considering trying National Novel Writing Month for the first time or have participated in the challenge for years, having a little boost to get you started is never a bad thing! In “Challenge Accepted: Your NaNoWriMo Toolkit,” you’ll find a collection of essays designed to not just help you “win” NaNoWriMo, but to get the most out of the experience in the process. Featuring a combination of NaNoWriMo-specific writing advice and motivation, Grant Faulkner, the staff of NaNoWriMo, and the editors of Writer’s Digest have curated this exclusive set of articles and 30 writing prompts to help first-timers and seasoned Wrimos alike as you embark on your novel-in-a-month journey. ($0.00 value) 

Book In a Month (eBook): Readers will learn to select a story topic that will continue to inspire and motivate them throughout the writing process and draft each act of a story by focusing on specific turning points. Using a combination of realistic goals, achievable weekly schedules, day-by-day instruction, and detailed exercises, Book in a Month will get you to the finish line without the intimidation factor. ($18.49 value)

The First 100 Pages: How to Get a Book Up and Breathing (OnDemand Webinar): The first 100 pages of a novel are critical to creating a world readers want to immerse themselves in, but from the writer's end, it can be challenging. What needs to happen in those pages? What key elements absolutely must be there? How do you introduce multiple characters without overwhelming the reader? How do you lay the groundwork for your conflict? In this OnDemand webinar, learn world-building, character introduction, and other key elements of those first 100 pages with novelist Barbara Samuel (aka Barbara O’Neal), author of more than 60 novels. ($79.99 value)

How to Use Your Life Experiences to Write Your Novel (OnDemand Webinar): Learn about using truth and past/lived experiences in fiction, and the blurring between fiction versus reality, as well as how fiction can shape reality and vice versa. This OnDemand webinar explores how experiences can inform place and setting, what to avoid when using your past to tell your story, and what writing fiction can teach you about your own life/experiences. ($79.99 value)

Writing Your First Draft in a Month (OnDemand Webinar): In this OnDemand webinar, literary agent Katie Shea Boutillier explains helpful tools on how to prep the synopsis, lay out the plot, figure out the setting, develop interesting characters, focus on the hook, write the scenes that matter, and close out the month with those beautiful words; The End. With Katie's help, your words will fall much easier onto the pages. Her encouraging yet no-nonsense approach leaves writers feeling more ready than ever, and excited to finally get your butts in the chair to accomplish the first draft in a month. ($79.99 value) 

Banish Writer’s Block Forever: How to Be Endlessly Creative (OnDemand Webinar): This OnDemand webinar is jam-packed with practical advice on how to cure writer’s block once and forever. Discover tried-and-true strategies that you can apply in your next writing session to get the words flowing. Instructor Michael La Ronn, a bestselling and prolific author of science fiction, fantasy, and self-help for writers, shares his secrets on how he writes 10 to 15 books per year, and hasn’t suffered from writer’s block in over a decade. ($79.99 value)

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