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How to Prepare for NaNoWriMo

with Grant Faulkner

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About The Class

Get prepped for writing with some amazing writers


With Grant Faulkner, Jennie Nash, Sophie Littlefield, Rachael Herron, and Aya De Leon

No matter who you are, where you live, how old you are, or what your background is, your story matters. National Novel Writing Month encourages people to explore the meanderings of their imagination so they can transform a blank page into a launching pad for the discovery of new universes.


About our Guest Authors:

Jennie Nash coaches you to success with executive director of National Writing Month, Grant Faulkner.

About Jennie Nash:

Jennie Nash is the founder of Author Accelerator, a strategic book coaching service that offers the sustained editorial support writers need to complete their projects and make a powerful impact on their target audience.



Sophie Littlefield & Rachael Herron, sit down and talk NaNoWriMo writing strategy to help you get it done!

About Sophie Littlefield:

Called a "writing machine" by the New York Times and a "master storyteller" by the Midwest Book Review, Sophie Littlefield has written dozens of novels for adults and teens under her own name and the pen name Sofia Grant. She has won Anthony and RT Book Awards and been shortlisted for Edgar®, Barry, Crimespree, Macavity, and Goodreads Choice Awards.

About Rachael Herron

Rachael Herron is the bestselling author of the novel The Ones Who Matter Most (named an Editor’s Pick by Library Journal), as well as more than twenty other novels and memoirs. Her latest non-fiction is Fast-Draft Your Memoir: Write Your Life Story in 45 Hours and her debut thriller, Stolen Things, will be coming out from Penguin in 2019 under the name R.H. Herron. 



Aya de Leon, poet, spoken word artist and Uptown Thief author chats with Grant.

About Aya de Leon:

Aya de Leon is an acclaimed writer of prose and poetry. Of particular note, she's the author of the “Justice Hustlers” series, which includes UPTOWN THIEF, a Latina Robin Hood heist story on New York’s Lower East Side, THE BOSS, and THE ACCIDENTAL MISTRESS. Aya is the Director of June Jordan’s Poetry for the People, teaching poetry and spoken word at UC Berkeley. 

NaNoWriMo expects more than 400,000 people to start a 50,000-word novel in the month of November. The goal is to get participants to exercise their creative muscles, cultivate meaning with their stories, and experience the thrill of bringing characters to life.

In this series of conversations with celebrated authors, including Jennie Nash, Sophie Littlefield and Aya De Leon, Grant Faulkner, executive director of NaNoWriMo, will break down the novel writing process. While there’s no one way to prepare for NaNoWriMo, this class will introduce you to a few approaches so you can be inspired to develop your own.



Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Interview: Jennie Nash with Grant Faulkner

    1:24:55
  2. 02

    Interview: Sophie Littlefield & Rachael Herron with Grant Faulkner

    1:18:09
  3. 03

    Interview: Aya de Leon with Grant Faulkner

    1:25:02

Meet Your Expert

Grant Faulkner

Grant Faulkner is the Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and the co-founder of 100 Word Story. He's published Pep Talks for Writers: 52 Insights and Actions to Boost Your Creative MojoFissures, a collection of 100-word stories; and Nothing Short of 100: Selected Tales from 100 Word Story
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