NaNoU Student Pep Talks
2012 Articles, Tips, & Pep Talks from College Novelists
10 Tips on How to Finish Your NaNoWriMo Novel
Published author Thaïs Miller tells us about her triumphs and tribulations with NaNoWriMo while attending American University.
“I sold my post-NaNo novel!” A Q&A with Kat Zhang
Published author Kat Zhang shares her path to publication while balancing her college life.
Postcards from NaNoLand
Stanford University’s Novel Writing Intensive Class shares their tips on prepping for NaNoWriMo.
2011 Student Pep Talks
2011 Student Pep Talk Writers:
Nora Coon: I’m a 22-year-old graduate of Grinnell College with a B.A. in English. I have three nonfiction books published. I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, a.k.a. the best city in America, and have now moved back. I love food, politics, and travel; hobbies include taking apart old computers to build new, better ones, cooking without recipes, and drawing excessively complicated geometric doodles. I love reference books, especially cookbooks and foreign-language dictionaries (in addition to fiction, not instead of it), and really do enjoy copyediting.
Paige Knorr: Currently an intern for the Office of Letters and Light, my future plans include freelancing, and graduating with a Professional Writing degree in April 2012. Outside of writing, I spend a lot of time reading, pondering, letter-composing, and annoying my cats.
Candace Cunard: From a young age, my career goals have destined me for poverty. I’m not actually sure whether being an English professor or being a novelist pays worse, but I hope to someday be in a position to find out. Should neither of these work out, my back-up plan involves roaming through Europe as a tour-guide-in-training, seeing the sights, eating the food, learning the languages, and climbing really tall things.
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