Find Time for NaNoWriMo

Write a novel in 30 days - or have fun trying.
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (31 ratings)
2,614 students
Find Time for NaNoWriMo
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (31 ratings)
2,617 students
You'll have a plan for your novel
You'll have created some believable characters
You'll get a head start with NaNoWriMo

Requirements

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

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 sections • 36 lectures • 56m total length
  • Welcome to Find Time for NaNoWriMo
    00:32
  • You don't need a course on NaNoWriMo
    00:51
  • Reasons NOT to do NaNoWriMo
    02:53
  • What is NaNoWriMo and How to Get Started
    00:48
  • What we're going to cover
    00:30
  • The Maths
    01:39
  • Actions to take now
    01:00
  • Anything else you'd like to know about Finding Time for NaNoWriMo?
    00:30
  • How to Set Up a Powerful Writing System
    01:25
  • Optimizing your writing time and writing space
    01:05
  • Smart Writing
    01:40
  • Actions to take now
    01:15
  • An Easy-to-Learn Time Management Technique
    01:29
  • Scenes: the Building Blocks of Your Novel
    01:40
  • Scenes: The Maths
    01:32
  • Learn Freewriting
    01:04
  • Actions to take now
    01:07
  • Motivation
    02:18
  • Books that will help you with NaNoWriMo
    01:30
  • Actions to take now
    00:50
  • Put aside time to plan your novel
    01:09
  • How to get started with your plan
    04:57
  • An Easy-to-Follow Guide to Planning Your Novel
    01:34
  • Beginning, Middle and End: Timings
    01:48
  • Beginning, Middle and End: More Detail
    03:18
  • Actions to take now
    01:17
  • Summing Up Part One
    04:19
  • Summing Up: Narrative Structure and Character Questions
    02:07
  • Thank you and Goodbye
    00:30
  • Writing the End of a Novel: Tie Up Those Loose Threads
    02:15
  • Finding time to finish your NaNoWriMo novel
    02:25
  • An invitation to take part in my other Udemy courses (coupon codes in resources)
    01:45
  • The best time to plant a tree
    00:35
  • Habit stacking
    00:35
  • Your Writing Calendar Challenge
    00:55
  • I need your help!
    01:31

Instructor
Writer and teacher
Louise Tondeur
  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
  • 699 Reviews
  • 29,114 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.