Write your novel in a month — the NaNoWriMo challenge

30 days. 50,000 words. One finished novel. Think it’s impossible? Thousands of writers succeed each year during November’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and so can you. Learn more about the global event.

To help you meet the 30-day challenge, the Write Directions Institute is offering these special programs:

Kick-off Teleclass
Write-together Program
30-Day Accountability Group
Private Coaching

Kick-off teleclass (free)

Ready? Set? Write!

Prep for November’s National Novel Writing Month, with inspiration from experienced NaNoWriMo winners. They’ll share their  ups and downs, and their secrets for maintaining the blistering speed that propelled them across the finish line. You’ll leave with the conviction that you, too, have what it takes to meet the challenge.

Get inspired with this free, one-hour teleclass.

  • Tuesday, October 24, Noon, Eastern 
  • Call in from anywhere! We’ll send the phone number and details in your confirmation.

Write with other novelists during NaNoWriMo!

Ready to take the NaNoWriMo challenge but need a quiet, pleasant space and a supportive environment to write? Then come to Cowork Frederick in Downtown Frederick, MD, and write with other novelists working toward the same goal.

This write-together program is sponsored by the Write Directions Institute and Cowork. Writing sessions will be held on these Saturdays, 9 am-2 pm:

  • Nov. 4
  • Nov. 11
  • Nov. 18

In addition to the camaraderie, you’ll get coffee, tea and other beverages; a fridge to store your lunch (should you choose not to eat at Downtown’s many great restaurants), and free Internet access. Bring your own notebooks and laptops. Printers not provided.

Each Saturday session is $14.

30-Day Accountability Group

Write 1667 words per day. Keep your job. Remember to feed the dog. Sounds crazy, but it can be done. And it’s easier with help!

Our weekly group coaching will keep you on track as you experience how short 30 days is to write a novel, but how long it is to maintain focus. Get tips on staying the course, advice on how to deal with common roadblocks, inspiration to see you through. Join us by phone from anywhere and join a team of writers committed to finishing together.

  • Get support and practical advice to keep you on track.
  • Learn how to set ambitious but reasonable goals, and to maintain your momentum during this critical month in your writing life.
  • Share your experiences with other writers and build relationships that carry over to December and beyond.
  • Finish the novel you’ve been wanting to write for months, even years.

Join us Wednesdays from Noon – 1 p.m., EST.

  • Nov. 1 – Ready, set, go!
  • Nov. 8 – Check-in (progress, challenges and goals)
  • Nov. 15 – Check-in (progress, challenges and goals)
  • Thanksgiving break
  • Nov. 29 – Last class and next steps

Call in from anywhere! We’ll send the details in your confirmation.

$99 for four one-hour sessions

Private Coaching

For more intensive support, take advantage the special coaching package for writers determined to meet the NaNoWriMo challenge. You’ll work directly with Write Directions founder, Beth Mende Conny, who will ensure you meet your goal. The $799 coaching package includes four 1-hour telephone coaching sessions, each scheduled at a mutually convenient time. All sessions must be used within November. Imagine! One short month and you will finally have your book in hand!

Learn more about coaching and Beth Mende Conny.

Contact Beth to sign up now!

*Image courtesy of National Novel Writing Month.