From My Inbox: Writers Write Challenge

Recently I received an interesting email from someone at Inkitt…

Hey there,

You were in touch with my colleague regarding our Author Spotlight program and I thought this might be of interest to you: We’re launching a huge writers event in November to assist authors to finish their novels and I thought your audience might be interested. There will be free writing coaching sessions (e.g. with the editor of the Martian), Q&As with famous authors such as Andy Weir, Lauren Kate, Gayle Forman, etc. a writing buddy system and much more. Currently, we’re inviting authors to pledge here:

Would be awesome if you could help us spread the word :).

DNOGhsbXkAEK_5dGiven that several members of my family attempt the NaNoWriMo challenge every year and I am pretty sure, based on what I get to read, that they have never finished, this seems like a great opportunity for fledgling writers.

I  really like their pledge. My son, in his interview feature here on the blog, has talked with lots of authors and time and again their advice is to just hammer out that first draft and let the editing be where the story is polished.


DNUG3LVVwAAoRY6I hereby pledge…

to write a 50,000 word fiction novel in one month’s time. In undertaking this huge project, I understand that if I follow the guidelines outlined in the Writers Write Program I will tremendously increase the likeliness of finishing my first draft. In the month ahead, I realize that I will most likely write cliched characters, one dimensional plots and awkward dialogue and agree that these will be fixed at a later stage of editing. Most of all, I pledge that I will do the best I can to complete the Writers Write challenge and have fun while doing it! .


If you plan on writing your book this November, pop on over and join the over 2000 authors who have already pledged to finish their first drafts

And when you are finished, send me the link. I would love to read it.



  1. This is pretty cool. I’ve heard a lot about it but never taken part in it. Thanks for the info. I really had no idea what NaNoWriMo was all about. Now I do.


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