The Write Nonfiction in November (WNFIN) Challenge, also known as National Nonfiction Writing Month (NaNonFiWriMo), is my response to National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), a contest that challenges fiction writers to write 50,000 words in 30 days during November. It’s a challenge to nonfiction writers, like me, to spend the month of November writing and completing a work of nonfiction.
Until 2013, Write Nonfiction in November was a dedicated blog that provided an ongoing resource on nonfiction writing, publishing and promotion via the archive of posts published during the challenge. The blog also provide a way each November for nonfiction writers to comment on their writing experiences during the challenge. That blog has since been combined with Write Nonfiction NOW!, which offers great information on the writing and publishing nonfiction all year round. During November, Write Nonfiction Now! offers blog posts specific to writing a book (or any nonfiction project) in a month.
Anyone can particpate in the WNFIN Challenge by joining the WNFIN Facebook page and engaging with other participants or commenting on WNFIN-related threads.
In recent years, WNFIN events have been added to the mix, such as virtual writing days and coaching sessions. Additionally, video interviews with experts and coaching programs round out the offerings.
All events and coaching are offered free of charge to members of the Nonfiction Writers' University (NFWU), but others can join in for a fee. Additionally, anyone can join the NFWU for a one-month trial period for only a $1 and participate in the WNFIN events without cost. (After 30 days, however, you will be charged a $37 monthly recurring fee.)
To learn more and discover how to participate, click here.