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Here’s a look at our schedule – Don’t want to miss an event? Add it to your calendar.

November Events:


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NaNoWriMo Kickoff with Grant Faulkner – LIVE

November 2nd – 6 PM EST

Say hello to November and a fresh start for your next book, as NaNoWriMo Executive Director Grant Faulkner joins us for a live stream filled with tips and tricks for success – PLUS we’ll be running Grant’s super secret new manuscript through the AutoCrit editing platform. How will his writing fare? Tune in and find out!


Live Community Write-In: Hump Daaaay!

November 4th – 1 PM EST

Need a little levity to make it through the week? This Hump Day Event brings silliness and comic relief, so grab your favorite joke or pun and join the fun! (Keep it PG-13 please.)


Journey Into Sci-Fi and Fantasy

November 5th – 10 AM EST

It’s official… AutoCrit now has distinct genre settings for science fiction and fantasy! Come join us as we dive into the different writing styles of each genre with examples from famous authors whose names you just might recognize.


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Live Community Write-In: Freeform Friday

November 6th – 7 PM EST

Write what you want in this freeform Write-In sponsored by AutoCrit. We’ll set the timer and be around for questions via chat while you get that word count in for the day.


Live Interview with Published Author Katya de Becerra

November 9th – 6 PM EST

The SciFi & Fantasy genres are booming, and so is YA. Get tips on blending them successfully as we interview NaNo Winner Katya de Becerra, author of What the Woods Keep and Oasis, plus get her top tips for success during NaNoWriMo! 


Live Community Write-In: SciFi

November 9th – 7 PM EST

Stay tuned after our interview with Katya de Becerra, and join our SciFi themed write in! Push through a solid hour of writing that’s out of this world.


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Live Community Write-In: The Lunch Bunch

November 11th – 12 PM EST

Spend your lunch hour with AutoCrit and get your word count in for the day. Whether you’re having a SciFi salad or a Romantic (w)rap, there’s no better time to multi-task.


Live Author Interview: Saturday Night Fever with Cass Morris!

November 14th – 6 PM EST

Put on your disco pants, and dust off those platform shoes for Saturday Night Fever with NaNo Winner and published Author Cass Morris! We’ll have a chat with Cass including audience Q&A, followed by a groovy disco-themed write- in.


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Live Community Write-In: Saturday Night Fever

November 14th – 7 PM EST

Keep on truckin’ with this  Saturday Night Fever-themed write-in, immediately following our author chat with Cass Morris. We’ve even got a special co-host, author Sylissa Franklin! Can you dig it? (Costumes encouraged!)


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Live Community Write-In: Football (US)

November 15th – 11 AM EST

The NFL kicks off week 10 matchups as you kick off your daily word count. Wear your favorite team apparel for this write-in as we cheer you on!


LIVE: #MotivationMonday with M.A. Hinkle

November 16th – 10 AM EST

NaNoWriMo fan and author of Death of a Bachelor,  Diamond Heart, and The Weight of Living, the esteemed M.A. Hinkle joins us for an exclusive live stream stuffed with tips to get you to the finish line.


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Live Community Write-In: Morning Muse

November 17th – 8 AM EST

The early bird gets the worm, or in this case, the word count! Grab your coffee and we’ll bring the inspiration prompts for a morning write-in. 


What’s the Score LIVE: Brandon Sanderson

November 17th – 1 PM EST

What’s the Score returns with another deep dive into the writing style of famous authors. This time around, we’re giving you a peek behind the curtain of Brandon Sanderson’s brand new release, Rhythm of War!


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More Than a Feeling: The Impact of Power Words

November 18th – 1PM EST

Join us for a live discussion of all things power words. We’ll dig into what power words are, how they affect the tone and flavor of your writing, and how they unconsciously influence the experience a reader has with your book. Become a master of unlocking emotions with your words!


Historical Happy Hour with Jennifer S Brown

November 20th – 5 PM EST

Jennifer S. Brown, USA Today bestselling historical fiction author of Modern Girls, is at the AutoCrit speakeasy today for a fantastic live interview! Jennifer will be telling us all about her experiences in publishing, and how she went from NaNoWriMo hopeful to chart-topping success.


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Live Community Write-In: Historical Happy Hour

November 20th – 6 PM EST

“Write drunk, edit sober” – Ernest Hemingway.

We aren’t here to argue against the greats, so have a cocktail and get those words on paper with this write-in, immediately following our interview with historical fiction author Jennifer S Brown. Hic!


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Live Community Write-In: Sunday Funday

November 22nd – 10 AM EST

The final week of NaNoWriMo is fast approaching, so we’re taking this Sunday to sit down and write! Join AutoCrit and special co-host author Katherine D. Graham as we turn Sunday into Funday.


LIVE: Thinking Like an Editor with Ally Machate

November 23rd – 1PM EST

Special guest editor, coach, and publishing consultant Ally Machate joins us for another exclusive live stream. This time, Ally takes us all through what comes next: thinking like an editor to prep for publication. 


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Live Community Write-In: Tipple and Type

November 25th – 5 PM EST

Another Happy Hour themed Write-In gives you a chance to chill with AutoCrit. We’ll stream some lo-fi beats in the background, while you attack your word count for the day.


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Live Community Write-In: Take a Break From Turkey

November 26th – 7 PM EST

Take a break from the turkey and give thanks for some extra time to write! 


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Live Community Write-In: Push To The Finish!

November 29th – 1 PM EST

The end of NaNoWriMo 2020 is nigh… but that doesn’t mean you can rest on your laurels. Ready to push through to the winners’ podium? Join us for one last write-in!


LIVE: NaNoWriMo 2020 Closing Celebration

November 30th – 1PM EST

What do you do when you’ve pulled out all the stops for your novel for a month? You celebrate, of course! Join us live to talk about your projects and what you’ll be doing next.

Looking for our NaNoWriMo Prep Packs? Grab it below!

Get Your Free NaNo Prep Pack!

Download your free AutoCrit NaNoWriMo Prep Pack – a curated selection of worksheets, checklists, and planners to help you get this year’s NaNo off to the best possible start.

NaNoWriMo Special Offer: Get 60% Off Annual AutoCrit Pro Membership

All NaNoWriMo participants can save a whopping 60% on access to all features of AutoCrit Pro, compared to paying for a standard monthly subscription. But that’s not all…

With every purchase comes access to two fantastic mini-courses: Eliminating Repetition and How to Write Better Dialogue.

On top of that, we’ll even gift you FREE entry to a special NaNoWriMo edition of our Book Editing Breakthrough Challenge, set to take place in January 2021.

Don’t miss your chance to claim an outstanding deal on the smarter choice for dedicated writers.

Exclusive Bonus: FREE Entry to the Book Editing Breakthrough Challenge!

Included in your purchase of this NaNoWriMo special membership is FREE entry into our upcoming Book Editing Breakthrough Challenge in January 2021.

Take what you’ve written during NaNoWriMo and join us for a furious 8 days of intense line editing, as we help you make those final touches and polish for publication.

Throughout the course of the challenge, you’ll be treated to:

  • Daily online workshops to help you get to grips with the self-editing process
  • Access to our private accountability group, where you can find motivation, extra tips and tricks, and chat with your peers and the AutoCrit team
  • Downloadable resources and worksheets you can use over and over again for your future books
  • Extra surprises and spot prizes in our closing gala giveaway!

It’s the perfect end to your efforts at NaNoWriMo – and if you’re a NaNo winner, we’ll even upgrade you to the VIP challenge experience as an extra special reward.

Your brand new book could be on the shelves faster than you thought. Don’t miss it!


The AutoCrit Advantage: Now Yours for Less

Built from the ground up to help authors deliver exactly what their audiences like to read, AutoCrit is the only manuscript editing platform that uses the content of actual, best-selling books to guide your hand.

Through painstaking research into millions of books and thousands of authors, plus the expert insight of publishers, agents and MFA-accredited writers, AutoCrit offers a unique, step-by-step method to polish your prose with absolute confidence.


AutoCrit Pro members enjoy access to an extensive selection of fiction and non-fiction genre settings – so your recommendations are always tuned to satisfy the expectations and desires of your niche.

You can even choose a virtual mentor and compare your writing style to an increasing selection of individual authors, including:

  • Tom Clancy
  • Stephen King
  • Danielle Steel
  • Kathy Reichs
  • Michael Crichton
  • Tony Robbins
  • Adam Nevill
  • Brenda Jackson

And many, many more!

Clear out adverbs, eliminate filler, avoid off-putting repetition, and perfect your story’s pacing in a fraction of the usual time. Even within a gigantic manuscript, clever highlighting and friendly presentation draws your attention to exactly where it needs to be. Meanwhile, helpful explanations and dedicated customer support help you become a better writer with each new draft.

Loved by thousands of authors and editors across the globe, AutoCrit is your new secret weapon. Use it responsibly.

Learn more about AutoCrit here or claim your NaNoWriMo special offer now.


Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Who would benefit from AutoCrit membership? 

A: AutoCrit is specifically designed for authors who want to cut down the time and stress involved in producing a professionally edited manuscript, without compromising on the quality of their work or their creative vision.

Q: I already have a human editor I trust with my work. Would AutoCrit still be helpful? 

A: Yes! When you revise your draft with AutoCrit first, you’ll give your editor a much cleaner manuscript. That means he or she can stop focusing on nitty-gritty details like how many adverbs you’ve used (almost always too many) and start looking at the bigger picture, helping you tune your writing to perfection.

We love human editors (in fact, quite a few use our software!), so it’s our goal to make sure you have the best, most rewarding experience working together.

Q: I’ve worked hard to develop my voice as a writer! Will AutoCrit take that away? 

A: Absolutely not. AutoCrit produces recommendations based on style guidelines and trends in published fiction and non-fiction, but you’re always in control as the author.  There are no hard rights or wrongs, here, so simply ignore any recommendation that doesn’t work for you.

Q: What if I get stuck figuring out the features of AutoCrit? 

A: For the best possible user experience, AutoCrit includes a full suite of guides for its features, explanation of how to interpret each analysis and dedicated support via email. Not only that, but AutoCrit members also gain access to helpful explainer videos and regular custom articles on the craft of writing.

Q: What kind of tech do I need to use AutoCrit? 

A: AutoCrit is an online web-based application. A laptop or desktop PC/Mac is recommended. Mobile platforms are currently not supported.

Q: What does this NaNoWriMo offer include, exactly? 

A: NaNoWriMo participants save 60% on access to all features of AutoCrit Pro, versus paying a standard monthly subscription. Your membership will renew once per year, though you may leave us at any time.

This NaNoWriMo package also includes two free bonuses courses for you to enjoy, plus free access to January’s Book Editing Breakthrough Challenge – so you can get your new book ready for publication faster than ever.

Q: What if I’m not ready to edit yet? 

A: The real question is: Why aren’t you editing already? Whether you’re a pantser or a planner, with AutoCrit you can edit chapter by chapter, improving as you go. As your proficiency increases thanks to AutoCrit’s feedback, you’ll find yourself naturally optimizing those later chapters – giving you less and less to fix. By the end, you’ll have a completed manuscript that’s already in impressive shape… and in half the time! Why drag the process on by waiting? You’ve got more stories to write, and your fans want to read this one yesterday!

Q: What makes AutoCrit different to the likes of Grammarly and ProWritingAid? 

A: It’s really apples and oranges. Grammarly focuses entirely on spelling, grammar, and readability, but that’s only a minor part of AutoCrit. Where ProWritingAid acts as a useful style guide, it lacks the real-world data through which AutoCrit produces recommendations.

Simply put: AutoCrit helps writers quickly and easily refine their work by providing the most relevant, impactful feedback. With dynamic editing guidance that adjusts based on data from millions of published books across many different genres and bestselling authors, AutoCrit is the only online editing platform that keeps your specific needs and target audience firmly in mind.

Q: Did you REALLY scan millions of books to feed the AutoCrit Algorithm? 

A: YES! Literally millions of complete, successful published novels have been scanned and fed into AutoCrit software – the only one like it on the market. AutoCrit goes beyond the guidance found in style manuals and editing guides. Creativity meets technology in this real-world data, smartly applied for your benefit.

With AutoCrit, you can compare your work directly to real, published writing from some of the world’s most accomplished authors across fiction and non-fiction. With a mere couple of clicks, you can see how your writing compares to these standards – and make the journey from rough draft to a perfectly polished piece faster than ever before.