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NaNoWriMo 2020 is right around the corner. This wildly popular phenomenon, National Novel Writing Month, starts November 1, and you’re urged to write an entire novel by the end of the month.
Wouldn’t it be great to actually finish a 50,000-word novel in 30 days? Since 1999, that very idea has inspired millions of writers from all over the world to embark on this journey. In 2015 alone, more than 430,000 finished their manuscripts.
NaNoWriMo is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides tools, structure, community, and encouragement to help people find their voices, achieve creative goals, and build new worlds — on and off the page.
NaNoWriMo believes in the transformational power of creativity. Writing a novel alone can be difficult, even for seasoned writers. NaNoWriMo helps you track your progress, set milestones, connect with other writers in a vast community, and participate in events that are designed to make sure you finish your novel. Oh, and best of all, it’s free!
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Writer’s Digest Virtual Conference
Chuck Wendig as Opening Keynote and Revised Virtual Conference Schedule
Writer’s Digest is excited to re-announce the opening keynote for this year’s WD Annual Conference: New York Times bestselling author Chuck Wendig. His participation has been confirmed for the virtual conference and is excited to “see” everyone online!
Get the most out of your virtual experience by taking one of our workshops on Thursday, November 5. You can add them onto your conference registration or register for one as a standalone.
The Compass of Character: Creating Complex Motivations for Compelling Characters | David Corbett
Personal Essay Essentials: How to Break Into Print With First-Person Writing |Windy Lynn Harris
We’ve posted the revised schedule for November 6 & 7 and speakers, and are working on filling in the open slots in the schedule. We’re also making some final adjustments for the virtual pitch slam and are working on a SUPER exciting central keynote. Be on the lookout for more announcements soon!
Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind virtual experience. Register today!
Miami Book Fair 2020! online
Physically distant, but socially engaged — join Miami Book Fair online for author readings and conversations, workshops, and even a Storybook Picnic for kids and their teddy bears. Follow us on FB, IG or Twitter, or scroll our Upcoming Events feed below for more information.
November 15-22, Street Fair November 20-22.
Writer’s Digest Annual Conference 2020
Writer’s Digest Annual Conference 2020 is going VIRTUAL!
New Dates: November 5 –7, 2020
The Writer’s Digest Annual Conference—NEW DATES: November 5-7, 2020—is going virtual for the safety of our attendees, speakers, staff, exhibitors, and partners. We did not come to this decision lightly but feel it is the best course of action for all parties involved.
Now, on to the fun part! What can you expect from the virtual #WDC20? The best writing instruction, inspiration, and publishing advice possible all from the comfort of your own home with flexibility to view sessions when it works for you! We’ve done a lot of research and have partnered with an exciting virtual event platform called Intrado. While the platform is easy to use, it will not be your run-of-the-mill Zoom or GoToWebinar virtual experience.
Registration is now open and we’re working on some exciting surprises. We’ll be providing more information on what to expect, the new platform, and everything #WDC20 in the coming weeks. Be on the lookout for announcements on our website www.writersdigestconference.com and on Twitter and Facebook. In the meantime, keep writing and stay healthy!