NaNo Prep Daily 2023

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When: October 1 – 31, 2023
Where: Online via Teachable
Price: $50
Scholarships Are Available!

Autumn is upon us, bringing crisp air, turning leaves, spooky vibes, pumpkin spice everywhere, and the run up to National Novel Writing Month.

Get yourself ready to write a bunch of words in one month with writing exercises that will help you get to know your characters and world before you dive into them in earnest. Register for Writing the Other’s NaNo Prep Daily and get an exercise every day in October.

You don’t have to be writing characters with different identities to your own or in cultures you’re unfamiliar with to take this course. You don’t even have to be doing NaNoWriMo! These exercises are for any writer who wants to dig into characterization, setting, and writing craft during a time when creative energy is in the air.

This asynchronous course is available through Clarion West and Teachable. Click the button below to register on that site.


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Technical Requirements

You only need a computer or mobile device to access the class on Teachable.

Scholarship Opportunities

We have full Vonda N. McIntyre Sentient Squid Scholarships available for this course. If you do not have the financial means to pay for the registration cost, we encourage you to apply. We have a broad definition of financial need that ranges from writers who do not have the money at all to writers who have the funds but can’t afford to use them for a writing class.

We especially encourage writers who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to apply. Wherever you exist on the financial needs spectrum, don’t self reject! (Still not sure whether you should apply? Read this post.)

Our scholarships are available to any writer regardless of background or identity. We set aside a portion of scholarships specifically for students who identify under the POC, BIPOC, or BAME umbrellas as well as for Palestinian writers/writers of Palestinian heritage, though we do not limit the number of scholarships we give to marginalized authors.

To apply, please fill out this form by 11:59PM Pacific September 17, 2023. You’ll be asked to provide:

  • A brief (300 or fewer words) statement of financial need
  • If you identify as POC, BIPOC, BAME, or Palestinian, you may indicate that if you wish.

Deadline: 11:59PM Pacific September 17, 2023We will notify all applicants of their standing two days before the course begins. If you have any questions, please use our contact form to ask!

Refund Policy

We are not offering refunds for this course.

Register on Teachable

Clicking the link above will take you to the Clarion West Teachable site where you can sign up for the course.