About The Author: C. Michelle Jefferies is a writer who believes that the way to examine our souls is to explore the deep and dark as well as the shallow. To manipulate words in a way that makes a person think and maybe even second guess. Her worlds include suspense, urban fantasy, and an occasional twist of steampunk. When she is not writing, she can be found on the yoga mat, hand binding journals, dyeing cloth, and serving ginger tea. The author and creator divides her time between stories, projects, and mothering two of her seven children on the wild and windy plains of Wyoming.

Author awards: C. Michelle Jefferies placed third in the Storymakers First Chapter Contest, and first place in the Storymakers Song Writing Contest and a publishing contract for her book Enchanted Etiquette, She was a nominee for Writer of the year twice for League of Utah Writers.

30-Day NaNoWriMo Prep Workbook by C. Michelle Jefferies

The month of November and NANOWRIMO can be stressful enough when you expect 50 thousand words to just appear as you write. Preparation can ease the problem. This workbook lays out the parts of story into 30 daily bite sized pieces. With a casual approach the writer can plan in any way they want and by the end of the book have a solid story idea and be well on their way to succeeding by the end of November.



  • "C. Michelle Jefferies has put together a helpful workbook to aid in NaNoWriMo preparation. She has filled the workbook with the basic structure of how to write a book and to do so within the prescribed 30-day NaNo time frame. She has brought clarity to the structuring of the storyline and dug deep helping the writer develop characterization, world building, setting, time frame, themes, change, plot developments, crisis points, and resolution. Her advice will take the mystery out of planning and plotting a story and how to move through the book following a set story structure and maps it out so the writer will be prepared to begin writing on November 1st. C. Michelle, takes the frightening overwhelm out of starting a story, writing it, and progressing to a positive ending, or horrible ending depending upon genre expectations."

    – Carol Ann Olsen
  • "Looking forward to NANOWRIMO? Prepare for a successful November! The 30 Day NANOWRIMO Prep Workbook will help you be in the best shape possible. This helpful workbook provides useful tips to plan your novel combined with the space you need to make it all happen. It's also flexible enough that you won' t feel locked into a process or story structure that won't work for you."

    – Lynn Ryland Parsons
  • "This book is great for those who have procrastinated their days of preperation. It gets right to the nitty-gritty of what a novel needs and gives reminders of what, when, and where actions should happen in your novel. This book is a great tool to help you on your path to NaNoWriMo success."

    – Carol Storey Costley



November is an exciting time for writers.

It means a large portion of them buckle down and butt in chair, hands on keyboard, write a book. Or at least try to write 50,000 words toward a book.

While some people love to just sit and pound away at the keys creating a story regardless of any real plot, or pre-writing work—others feel that dedicating thirty days out of their normal writing schedule to write a story is wasteful if there is no planning, and no structure to the story. A lot of the time, for some writers, a story with no planning or structure takes more time to revise and edit into something publishable.

This workbook is designed to take a whole book idea and attack the planning of it one bite at a time, one day at a time. If you start this workbook and start planning on October first, you can take each small piece one day at a time and not feel a crush of panic as November approaches.

Remember, there are no rules for this workbook in spite of the design of it. You can do it one at a time, five, or ten at a time or however you want to. You can sit down and do this workbook in October, or any time of the year.

Regardless, enjoy it, and in the words of Douglas Adams, "Don't Panic!"