Once again, it’s NaNoWriMo, the annual challenge to write a novel (or 50,000 words of it at least) in the month of November. The ethos behind the challenge is simple: just write. No dawdling, no editing, no hand-wringing. Production is the goal, because if you never get words on the page, that novel will never get written.
For those brave enough to take on the challenge, we have books to help. Whether you’re concerned with characters, plot, or craft in general, there are titles on our list that can help bring your work to life. Check out our favorites below, and then take a deeper browse through our NaNoWriMo title list.