Find Time for NaNoWriMo

Write a novel in 30 days - or have fun trying.
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You'll have a plan for your novel
You'll have created some believable characters
You'll get a head start with NaNoWriMo


  • Interest in NaNoWriMo
  • Interest in writing a novel over 30 days
  • The ability to write fluently


Every year, thousands of people 'win' NaNoWriMo. In other words, they manage to write 50,000 words in 30 days during the month of November. What's their secret? How do they write a book so quickly? Are they crazy? The answers to those questions are: you're about to find out, they break it into small steps, and yes, possibly. If you'd like a guide to winning at NaNoWriMo, from a published novelist, you're in the right place. I've deliberately kept this course short because if you're doing NaNoWriMo, you'll want to get going as quickly as possible. Please note, this course is unofficial and not affiliated to NaNoWriMo. Want to find the time for NaNoWriMo? I'll see you inside the course.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone wanting to take part in National Novel Writing Month

Course content

5 sections36 lectures56m total length
  • Welcome to Find Time for NaNoWriMo
  • You don't need a course on NaNoWriMo
  • Reasons NOT to do NaNoWriMo
  • What is NaNoWriMo and How to Get Started
  • What we're going to cover


Writer and teacher
Louise Tondeur
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 1,075 Reviews
  • 40,561 Students
  • 6 Courses

I've published two novels with Headline Review,The Water’s Edge and The Haven Home for Delinquent Girls , and I've been teaching for 25 years. I've also published a book on time management, a short story collection and several writing guides. I help creative people find time to write amongst the hectic-ness of everyday life.