Monday, November 09, 2009

November a Writing Month for Nonfiction Writers, Too

Everybody knows about November as a supported writing month for fiction writers but it seems few know about this one for nonfiction writers. If it is too late, maybe you nonfiction writers can put the information on your calendar for next year. And note that Nina keeps the nonfiction blog going all year.

During November nonfiction writers get a chance to hone their skills and complete a nonfiction project during the annual Write Nonfiction in November challenge. Now in it's third year, Write Nonfiction in November (WNFiN) isn't a contest in the traditional sense. It's a personal challenge to nonfiction writers to simply start and finish a book, article, essay, query letter, e-book, booklet, proposal, or any other work or nonfiction in 30 days. And while they do so, a blog provides nonfiction writing, editing, promotion, marketing, and publishing information to help them sell themselves and their writing.

Blog posts, which can be read at, initially were written by WNFiN founder Nina Amir, an author, journalist, nonfiction editor/coach/consultant, but last year she brought in expert guest bloggers to provide additional information. Again this year she simply will provide a few posts of her own and introductions to posts written by expert guest bloggers--28 in all! Additionally, via blog comments and a new forum WNFiN provides nonfiction writers with a way to comment on and chat about their writing experiences during November. Post also can be read in Amir's blog at, where Write Nonfiction in November was featured in's Best Blog series for 12 days in November 2008.

Although WNFiN is a November event, the blog is kept "alive" all year long with one post per month.

Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and two how to books for writers, The Frugal Book Promoter: How To Do What Your Publisher Won't and The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success. Her FRUGAL book for retailers is A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. She is also the author of the Amazon Short, "The Great First Impression Book Proposal". Some of her other blogs are, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor blog.

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