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A webinar is a web conference that presents content via video. They have been part of NaNoWriMo since 2013.

NaNoWriMo uses webinars to present content from authors, editors, and other writing industry professionals. The webinars are currently presented via Spreecast, which allows attendees to submit questions and vote on submitted questions as well as interact with each other via a chat during the event.

When webinars were first introduced in the NaNoWriMo community in January 2013, Wrimos could gain access to the webinar via a donation, usually between $50 and $75. More recent webinars have been presented free of charge and made available to the public via a link after the webinar completed.

While both events take place online, a webinar differs from a virtual write-in in that a virtual write-in does not consist of multiple people interacting on video from different locations.

Past NaNoWriMo webinars

  • January 24, 2013: The Book Doctors discussed editing, pitching, and building an audience for one's book (donor only)
  • February 18, 2013: Successful self-published Wrimos Sarra Cannon and Hugh Howey, along with Kindle Direct Publishing, on self-publishing one's work (donor only, $50)
  • May 14, 2013: The Book Doctors offer revision advice (donor only, $75)
  • September 17, 2013: Chris Baty, Grant Faulkner, Tavia Stewart-Streit, and published Wrimo Rachael Herron discuss planning and pantsing (donor only, $75)
  • January 22, 2014: Ashleigh Gardner from Wattpad and at-the-time USA :: California :: Los Angeles ML Sara McBride discuss building a writing community online and in person. [1] (Free)
  • January 29, 2014: The Book Doctors discuss how to make editing fun via their approach. (Donor only)
  • February 11, 2014: Guy Kawasaki discusses artisanal publishing and self-publishing (Donor only)
  • February 25, 2014: Published authors Maureen Johnson and Lisi Harrison talk about transforming their rough drafts to published novels. (Donor only)
  • May 8, 2014: Longtime sponsor CreateSpace discuss the process of CreateSpace publishing. [2] (Free)
  • October 20, 2014: Chris Baty takes on NaNo prep and the many ways to take on NaNoWriMo. [3] (Free)
  • December 18, 2014: NaNo sponsor Blurb and NaNo staff discuss the editing process. (Free)
  • January 15, 2015: Published authors Susan Dennard and Jason Hough discuss the editing process. (Donor only, $60)
  • January 29, 2015: The Book Doctors discuss publishing. (Donor only, $60)
  • Feburary 26, 2015: Barry Cunningham (J.K. Rowling's acquiring editor) and author M. Anjelais talk about how to enchant editors and publish your novel. [4] (Free)
  • May 5, 2015: SETI astronomer Seth Shostak and former Star Trek writer Andre Bormanis discuss the intersection between science and storytelling for the Interstellar Day of Science and Storytelling. [5] (Free)
  • October 14, 2015: Authors Kami Garcia, Danielle Paige, Jonathan Maberry, and Ellen Hopkins offer advice on NaNo prep. [6] (Free)
  • October 20, 2015: Authors I. W. Gregorio, Dhonielle Clayton, and Miranda Paul of We Need Diverse Books discuss creating diverse worlds and stories. [7] (Free)
  • January 20, 2016: Authors Kami Garcia, James Scott Bell, and K. M. Weiland talk attendees through the revising process. [8] (Free)
  • February 11, 2016: Publisher Brooke Warner discusses the publishing industry and why so many authors are going the independent route. [9] (Free)
  • February 24, 2016: Authors CJ Lyons and Denise Grover Swank join Kindle Direct Press for tips on what's next, including how to publish and market your book. [10] (Free)

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