Category: Writing Advice

NaNoWriMo: Young authors share how inspiration from Christopher helped them succeed with writing

Christopher Paolini has had a wide-reaching impact on young readers and aspiring writers across the globe. His journey from creating and self-publishing Eragon at just 15 to becoming a worldwide best-selling author a few years later inspired hundreds to put their own ideas and adventures to pen and paper! As part of our NaNoWriMo series, we’re sharing …

NaNoWriMo: Christopher Paolini’s advice on plotting your story and worldbuilding

Aspiring writers and NaNoWriMo participants: facing the daunting task of worldbuilding and plotting out yourstory? Christopher Paolini has come to the rescue with advice on these topics! For those looking for a place to start, an essay written by Christopher Paolini for our sister site sheds light on the importance of worldbuilding as a core of …

NaNoWriMo: Join us throughout November as we help you bring your own novel to life as part of the NaNoWriMo event!

Nation Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, is back! The annual event, which takes place throughout November, challenges writers to pen a 50,000 word novel by the end of month. Hundreds of thousands of people participate across the globe, many of whom have even had their NaNoWriMo novels published! We’re all familiar with the tale of how …

NaNoWriMo: Wrap-up your book by preparing it for publishing! (Editing, finding an agent, and publishing advice)

NaNoWriMo is officially in the rear-view mirror, and it’s now time to look ahead toward the next steps in your writing journey: editing and publishing! Preparing your novel for publishing – and finding a publisher – can be tricky. But it isn’t impossible! We’ve compiled advice from experts on the process of editing, agenting, and publishing, …

NaNoWriMo: Success stories from young writers inspired by Christopher Paolini’s story

Christopher Paolini has had a wide-reaching impact on young readers and aspiring writers across the globe. His journey from creating and self-publishing Eragon at just 15 to becoming a worldwide best-selling author a few years later inspired hundreds to put their own ideas and adventures to pen and paper! As part of our NaNoWriMo series, we’re sharing …

NaNoWriMo half-way mark: How’re you doing so far?

We’re just past the half-way mark for NaNoWriMo 2016 – a month-long event challenging writers to pen their own 50,000 word story in just 30 days – and we want to know how you’re progressing! Why are we promoting the event? It’s simple: Christopher’s story has inspired countless fans to begin writing their own novels. His impact …