October 16, 2023

What is this NaNo thing anyway?

A Writing Workshop with Waylon Lewis (free or pay-what-you-can!)

You might be asking, what is this NaNo thing anyway? 

National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo is a nonprofit that promotes writing. At the heart of its program is an annual, international creative writing event in which writers (and non-writers) attempt to write a 50,000-word manuscript of a novel or book during the month of November.

Writing takes guts. It’s brutal, sometimes. It’s awful, sometimes. It’s fun and easy, sometimes. Sometimes I’ll write things that don’t feel as if I wrote them. It’s a little like riding a magic carpet that guides itself, and likes to crash half the time.⁠


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But writing is, at its core, a craft. A practice. It’s about finding one’s voice, and being of benefit—connecting with your sweet self, all of your self, and then sharing that in genuine connection. And as we view it as a practice, we transform it from a wild ride into catharsis—a vehicle to transform human experience into wisdom and learning, and beauty.⁠

Join Waylon for a (free or) pay-what-you-can workshop on Oct. 27th (coming up!) just in time for NaNoWriMo, whether you’re a longtime writer or just curious about writing.

What’s included:

>> 60-minute live community workshop session with Waylon and the international Elephant community.

>> Event replay (if you absolutely can’t make it live, or want to revisit the class). Best to attend live to ask questions, participate.

>> Info re: Elephant Academy’s book-writing, money-saving bundle of self-paced courses: “How to Write, Publish, & Sell the Hell out of your Book: the bundle” for aspiring writers wanting to get your work into the world.

Register now:

How (not) to Write a Book in 30 Days, this November.


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