October 20 – 23, 2022

Pasadena, CA

A Crash Course in Planning Your NaNoWriMo Novel—or Any Novel!

One of the biggest obstacles any writer faces is writing the first draft of a novel. As Nora Ephron said, “I think the hardest part about writing is writing.” 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.

NaNoWriMo is all about getting your story on the page. If something has been holding you back from writing your novel—whether it be lack of time, lack of motivation, or just plain fear—then NaNoWriMo Executive Director Grant Faulkner will tell you how National Novel Writing Month can help you get your creative juices flowing and take the first steps to planning your novel.

Warning: you will leave this session with a novel plan in hand, so be prepared to write.