Get Published Episode 41 – Lindsey Grant talks NaNoWriMo

I get to talk to Lindsey Grant. Lindsey is the Program Director for NaNoWriMo. She has an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Mills College and was amazed to find the magical place that is the Office of Letters and Light. The OLL, for those of you who don’t know, is the wholly wonderful place that has conceived both NaNoWriMo and Script Frenzy. We talk about a lot of things including how NaNo started, what some of the NaNoWriMo goals are and how to “win” NaNo.

In the feedback section of the show I talk about some the things that have made NaNo so enjoyable for me.

Thanks for listening.

Show Notes

00:00 — Opening – Get Published Episode 41 – Lindsey Grant talks NaNoWriMo

  • Everything has to start somewhere and this is the start of “Get Published”

00:14 — Introduction – Get Published Episode 41 – Lindsey Grant talks NaNoWriMo

Welcome to the show.

00:49 — Promo – Dead Robot’s Society, Explorers

01:41— Feedback – Get Published Episode 41 – Lindsey Grant talks NaNoWriMo (continued)

  • Michell talks about why he is such a fan of NaNoWriMo
  • Email feedback at getpublishedpodcast dot com with your comments or call the voiceline at (206) 203-2031

06:11 — Promo – V for Vertigo

06:48 — Get Published Episode 41 – Lindsey Grant talks NaNoWriMo (continued)

Lindsey Grant talks about how she got involved in NaNoWriMo and what participants can expect

41:24 — Promos – GalaxyBillies

43:12 — Closing

Thank you for listening. Let me know what you think and definitely use the voicemail line (206.203.2031) to your heart’s content!

Websites mentioned in this episode:


Dead Robots Society

V for Vertigo Podcast




  1. Thanks for this awesome interview Mike. I’ve been getting pumped about my second year doing NaNo, and this makes me even more excited! My page all set up now with an image and synopsis of the book I’m going to write in November. The ideas are flowing and I plan on getting a solid outline down this month so I can keep the wordcount going in November. Can’t wait to see your wordcount skyrocket, it was an encouragement to me last year to see how fast you put the words down.

  2. Hey! What an awesome podcast, Michell!

    I just want to say that I was really beaming when you were telling Lindsey just how awesome your ML’s are. *preens* Thanks! We do try our best. I do however, want to let you know that you said you had two ML’s, but this year we have brought in another ML. So, Calgary now has a total of three ML’s.

    Lindsey was very informative, and you had really awesome questions! This was awesome, Michell.

  3. That’s awesome! I’m glad to hear you are ramping up. I know I’ve got to pin down the idea I’m going to write about and start planning it myself. Hopefully I can have another successful NaNo.

  4. I calls ’em like I sees ’em. 🙂

    Glad to hear we have another ML on board. Hopefully that will take some of the workload off your shoulders.

    Lindsey was great to talk to. Hopefully one of these years I’ll get down to the OLL for the after NaNo party.

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