Beth Mende Conny

You’ve been waiting to write your book; it’s been waiting for you. You were meant to be together and the time is now to meet, to move, to complete each other.

So let’s get going, get writing. Together, we’ll bring your book to life.

Write Directions Institute - Fall Lineup

I have a great idea for a book—now what?

I have a great idea for a book - now what? (lightbulb image)

Stop waiting. Stop dreaming. Start writing your book—now! Sure it will be a challenge, but you won’t face it alone. This three-month workshop will jump-start your book by stepping you through the book-writing process. You’ll learn how to develop your book concept, harness your time and resources, work through inevitable blocks and challenges, and much more. You’ll also get a free one-hour coaching session and other goodies. Learn More


Write your novel in a month — the NaNoWriMo challenge

[montage image of writers in various settings] Write your book in a month - The National Novel Writing Month Challenge

30 days. 50,000 words. One finished novel. Think it’s impossible? Thousands of writers across the globe participate in November’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) — and so can you.

About the NaNoWriMo challenge.

To help, WDI is offering these special programs:

Ready, set, write (free teleclass)

Get inspired by listening to authors who have won the NaNoWriMo Challenge. Learn their strategies for maintaining momentum, as well as what they did with their novels after the Challenge ended.

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Write with other novelists! (Frederick, MD)

Want a quiet, pleasant space and a supportive environment to write your 50,000-word novel in 30 days? Then come to Cowork Frederick in Downtown Frederick and write with other novelists working toward the same goal.

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WDI’s 30-Day Accountability Group

Keep sane and on track with weekly group coaching, tips, inspiration and support by phone. Join with other writers from around the country and cross the finish line together!

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Private coaching for the NaNoWriMo challenge

For more intensive support, take advantage the special coaching package offered in November only for writers determined to meet the NaNoWriMo challenge. Work directly with Write Directions founder, Beth Mende Conny, who will ensure you meet your goal. Imagine! One short month and you will finally have your book in hand!

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Fall teleclass series

calendar image Remote location? Hectic schedule? No problem. Our convenient, interactive classes teach you the practical skills you need to achieve your writing goals. Join your fellow writers for teleclasses on topics like time and project management, writer’s block, effective writing, self-publishing and more … Stay tuned for details!