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One of the biggest obstacles any writer faces is finishing the first draft of a novel. As Joyce Carol Oates said, "Getting the first draft finished is like pushing a peanut with your nose across a very dirty floor." Enter National Novel Writing Month, which has generated one of the most effective approaches to writing a first draft--and bounding to new imaginative heights.

This pep rally will focus on the power of diving in, banishing your inner editor, and taking creative risks by writing with abandon. It will also address the often disregarded keys behind every great work: setting an audacious goal and a deadline, tracking your daily progress, and connecting with others in a creative community. Come prepared to write--with abandon!

If you can't make it to the conference, we'll be broadcasting the Pep Rally on Facebook Live, join us there and ask questions!