Want to write a book? 

Well, how does having a first draft written in thirty days sound? I have done this for years, written 8 first drafts, and three of these books are published. I have learned a few things that help me win every time I've participated. 

Let me teach you how I do it!

What does 'winning' mean? It means you write 50,000 words in 30 days, the minimum number that the good people of NaNoWriMo say is required to for your book to be considered a novel.

Have you been writing your book for years, with not much to show for it? 

That was me. And then, I found National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short. I discovered that the structure provided helps me turn my writing into an actual first draft of a book. 

Now I have years of experience writing the first draft of my books during  NaNoWriMo and I want to share this tool with you!

I discovered structure is my friend. Maybe it's yours, too! 

Every year in November, a lot of people start NaNoWriMo, but not everyone finishes ('wins'). You can be one of the proud writers in the 'win' group.

Why would you want to do this? 

Because nothing feels as amazing as you getting to tell people that you're writing your book, and then actually doing it. 

But the best reason is: 

Because if you win NaNoWriMo, you will have written the first draft of your book and you will be one giant step closer to your finished, published novel.

You can do it, too! 

Let me teach you some of the ways that have helped me succeed. If you do the work, you can succeed, too, and maybe this time next year you will have your first draft written. 

And who knows? Maybe that will be the year you publish your first novel! 

Here's the bottom line: 

Winning NaNoWriMo is a great tool to get you closer to being a published author.

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Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome! Some basics!

    • Welcome to Winning NaNoWriMo!

    • What IS NaNoWriMo?

    • ...and how the heck do you win it?

    • Your NaNoWriMo Experience

  • 2

    Get Ready!

    • Consider Collage

    • Consider giving your book a theme song!

    • Supplies

    • Set up your NaNoWriMo account

  • 3

    Get Set!

    • Make an outline

    • My Top 10 Tips to Win National Novel Writing Month

  • 4


    • It's time to begin!

    • Motivation! Part 1

    • Motivation! Part 2

    • Good Self Care

    • Ways to take care of yourself

  • 5

    December Debriefing

    • You did it!

    • Need more support?

About the instructor

Author, Coach, Speaker

Karen Creamer

I know how it is when you can't get out of your own way. I spent years doing that, but no more! I combine metaphysical tools available to anyone with over twenty-five years of nursing practice to provide partnership and resources to help you figure out where you are going and get there. Reach me at [email protected]. Follow me on Facebook: Karen Creamer, Author and Metaphysical Nurse. On twitter: https://twitter.com/KMCreamer

Learn how you can get a first draft of your book completed in 30 days using the wonderful National Novel Writing Month as a vehicle to make it happen. As a writer, I had a lot of book ideas (that I typed and scribbled everywhere--for years) but no book to show for it. Once I was introduced to NaNoWriMo, I figured it out and have since published three of my books. Learn how I do it, and then adapt my methods for yourself, and you can win, too!

What others have been saying about this course:

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I Won! All Thanks to This Course

Dara Parker

I would have never attempted NaNoWriMo on my own because I assumed I was unable to write 50,000 words in 30 days. Karen's practical preparation and encourage...

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I would have never attempted NaNoWriMo on my own because I assumed I was unable to write 50,000 words in 30 days. Karen's practical preparation and encouragement empowered me, and I did it! No one is more shocked than I, the former once-every-five-years novelist. Now, the manuscript is not pretty, but I can fix that later. ;) The story is there, along with some surprising insights. I would definitely recommend this course to any NaNoWriMo beginner or those who have tried before and fallen short. The sense of achievement is incredible, and I feel much more capable of tackling my writing challenges.

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