Preptober with Purpose

"Preptober" is the month of October when novelists all over prep for the NaNoWriMo challenge of writing 50k words in just 30 days. I'm offering an intimate group program for writers who want to make the most of this experience OR who simply want to achieve a big word count goal this fall.

👉🏻Do you have a novel idea waiting to be realized? ⁠

👉🏻Are you ready to be motivated and meet the challenge of getting words onto the page this fall? ⁠

👉🏻Do you love the experience of an intimate group setting to keep you inspired, supported and accountable?⁠

👉🏻Have you wanted to work with a trained book coach and editor on your big idea?⁠

Then my Preptober with Purpose program may be for you!⁠

I'm so excited to announce this opportunity to gather, prep, and write to a small group of inspired fiction writers. ⁠

Whether you're prepping for NaNoWriMo or simply wanting to get a big word count under your belt this fall, I encourage you to check out the details below.

Dates: October 1-28

  • Sm Group Zoom sessions every Tues at 4pm (PST)

  • Weekly teaching videos & worksheets

  • Small group feedback

  • 1:1 coaching with Nicole (one 30-min coaching call with Nicole per participant for the month of Oct.)

  • Group Size: 6 max.

Sample Agenda:

Week 1 – Get intentional

(Identify your deep level WHY, set realistic writing goals, envision reaching your ideal reader)


Week 2 – Mind map your ideas

(Brainstorm your story’s setting and main characters, learn how to develop a multi-layered mind map to get your creative juices flowing)


Week 3 – Set the scene

(Summarize your story, conceptualize your character’s ARC of change, main conflict, timeline, and POV)


Week 4 – Work the outline

(Utilize a mini version of the Author Accelerator Inside Outline, begin drafting your opening scene)