Sign-In to Write Nonfiction in November and Win a Free Book!

This year WNFIN offers an actual contest. No, I will not be counting your words. I will not be checking to see if you have finished the project you said you were going to complete in 30 days. However, I will be looking at all the projects described by those WNFIN participants who ACTUALLY SIGN IN here and choosing someone who plans on writing a complete book manuscript in 30 days to win a copy of Rochelle Melander’s just-released book, Write-a-Thon, Write a Book in 26 Days (And Live to Tell About It).

I’ve got a review copy of Rochelle’s book, and I’ve been thrilled so far with what I’ve read. It’s jam-packed with useful information on how to get your book written in no time flat. And that’s what you need to do during WNFIN. I typically am to busy with WNFIN the blog to do much other writing in November, but I’ll be trying out her suggestions in December when I have a book project I need to get done.

Rochelle has written books fast…in less than a month…26 days actually. So, you might want to SIGN IN so you get a chance to win her book and learn from her experience.

Now, this contest does have a few rules. Not many. They mostly involve providing me with some information when you do, in fact sign in.  Here they are:

  1. SIGN IN by November 1 at noon PT.
  2. Describe your book project — topic and type of book (memoir, self-help, etc.) as well as how you plan to produce it (traditional publisher, self-published, printed, ebook, blogged, etc.).
  3. Tell me how you plan to meet the deadline of completing your book manuscript in 30 days. In other words, what’s your plan, what have you done to prepare, or how will you ensure that you actually write a nonfiction book in 30 days? Will you blog it? Do you have an outline? Have you got a table of contents and a synopsis of each chapter? Did you do all your research already? You get the idea…

I’ll pick one person who has a great book idea and a great plan for carrying it out. That’s it. (I’ll send the book out on Nov. 1 priority mail.)

Now, if you’ve already signed in, just go back and comment on your original comment. That’s fine.

And, if you haven’t figured it out, this contest encourages participants to actually SIGN IN. Why? Because each year so many people participate and never sign in, comment or use the Facebook page. I’d like to encourage all of you “non-joiners” to this year join in the fun! Become part of the on-line community.

Oh…and please use the #WNFIN to tweet out your status updates and to share any WNFIN blog posts you particularly find useful.

Okay, then. I’ll be waiting for those SIGN IN entries. The contest begins…NOW!



  1. Ooh yeah, this looks good. 🙂

    Thanks for this idea, Nina. Working through two ideas. I’ll get back to you!

  2. I would love to do this, but November is NaNoWriMo and I’m writing my novel in those 30 days. Will this be held any other month or is it in November every year?

    • Holli,
      Sorry…WNFIN is held during November every year to give nonfiction writers something to do while fiction writers do NaNoWriMo. That’s the whole point. You’ll have to choose.

  3. CHARLES W. DURDEN says:

    I HOPE TO WIN THE BOOK!!!??????
    WHO KNOWS? “CWCARES” a person with a pledge and a MISSION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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