Sprint to NaNoWriMo!


Thinking of doing NaNoWriMo? A little planning and advance work can make all the difference to how much you get out of it.

Don’t go it alone! Join me and a select group of historical fiction writers for 5 weeks of workshops in preparation for participating in NaNoWriMo—to draft, finish, or revise your historical novel!

❦ Let’s inspire each other!

Why prepare for NaNoWriMo? 

Millions of writers participate in this fun annual event, the challenge to draft a 50,000 word novel during the month of November. I’ve participated for years—to get a headstart on a new project, revise an existing draft, or just play around.

It’s a great idea—but it can be really hard to make headway if you’re writing a historical novel. In addition to putting words on the page, you have to have your research ducks in a row and decide on your period, your characters, what point you want to make, and exactly what kind of historical novel you want to write: biographical, mystery, romance, straight historical, time slip—there are so many options.

And if you’re revising, you have to have a clear plan concerning what needs to change, how to prioritize, and what your final outcome needs to be.

What if, instead of figuring all that as you write and end up having to basically start all over at the end you could nail those parameters before you start? Or if you’re revising, make a plan that will get you on the right path to make the most of your NaNoWriMo time?

That’s the idea of this program. To get you ready and involved with fellow authors who are immersed in historical fiction, just like you.

Here’s how participating in this sprint can help you conquer NaNoWriMo—and have fun doing it:


★ You’ll get guidance and feedback from me and your peers as you establish the fundamentals and gain clarity on your project, as well as hone your craft.

★ You’ll work closely with an Author Accelerator Certified Book Coach without the commitment—or price tag—of long-term coaching.

★ You’ll be a member of a community that understands the unique creative and craft demands of historical fiction.

★ On day one of NaNoWriMo you’ll be ready to hit the ground running.

Here’s what’s included:

→ Five 3-hour Zoom workshops 

★ Workshops are from 1pm to 4pm on October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30—and they’ll all be recorded in case you can’t make one.

★ Each workshop will include discussion and instruction, writing time, and time for live feedback from me and your peers.

★ Where it makes sense, we’ll have breakout rooms so you can really dig into what’s tripping you up on your project.

 A private Facebook group 

Just for this program! Share work, share insight, share progress with one another.

★ I’ll be there to answer questions at least once a week.

 Discounts for other services

★ Everyone in the Sprint will receive coupons to save 50% on my online coursesRein in Your Research, and Break Those Rookie Writing Habits.

★ If you decide you want to work with me one-on-one after NaNoWriMo is over, you’ll be eligible for my 6-deadline coaching package for $300 off.

All for just $599—or, 4 payments of $149.75.

Registration is now open!

It’s been my privilege to work with so many talented writers, helping them see their books, figure out how to take them to the next level—or even just get started.

Susanne’s experience in the publishing industry and her own success as a writer of multiple historical novels made her a perfect match for my niche. She helped me to tighten the story, create better scenes, and yet never lose my own voice.

Sarah Fjellanger

Middle Grade Historical Novelist

I want you to be happy with this program—that’s why I offer a guarantee.


I hope the NaNoWriMo sprint is useful and fun for you. Although I can’t guarantee an outcome, I can guarantee that you will receive the full benefit of my expertise and experience in a friendly, supportive group setting—or I’ll give you a full refund.

Join me! I’m going to be writing along with you.

😊 I’m intimately familiar with the challenges and joys of writing historical fiction. Eleven novels in, I always feel as if I’m right at the beginning and don’t know anything when I start something new.

I’ve found that writing with a community around me that understands historical fiction is the best way to keep me going when everything seems impossible. I’ll be working on my own project right along with you if you join me in this sprint. Together we’ll prepare to make some real progress on our draft or revision during the month of November.

Let’s do this together!