How You Can Benefit Year-Round from NaNoWriMo

Grant Faulkner's organization, NaNoWriMo, has worked with hundreds of thousands of writers, and he has some advice for you.

Mignon Fogarty
1-minute read
Episode #674

National Novel Writing Month is in November, and many people know about the event affectionately known as NaNoWriMo, but fewer people know about the year-round events the organization also sponsors, including Camp NaNoWriMo—a virtual writing camp where you share a "cabin" with a group of other writers who all support each other's writing goals. Camp NaNoWriMo runs in April and July, and it's for people who want to write anything, not just a novel.

In this interview, I talked with Grant Faulkner, the executive director of National Novel Writing Month, about how the program got started, the program's other initiatives, and what advice he has for aspiring novelists given that he's watched hundreds of thousands of them participate, struggle, and succeed in his programs.

Click the player above to hear the interview, or if you'd prefer to read, we also created a rough transcript.

About the Author

Mignon Fogarty

Mignon Fogarty is the founder of Quick and Dirty Tips and the author of seven books on language, including the New York Times bestseller "Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing." She is an inductee in the Podcasting Hall of Fame, and the show is a five-time winner of Best Education Podcast in the Podcast Awards. She has appeared as a guest expert on the Oprah Winfrey Show and the Today Show. Her popular LinkedIn Learning courses help people write better to communicate better.

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