By Pat Miller
Please note: Registration is now closed for this year. Feel free to join the discussion in our Facebook group and join our email list (see sidebar) to receive notifications about next year's event!
NF Fest is a FREE month-long challenge for nonfiction writers hosted by the Nonfiction Chicks (that’s us to the right). It will educate, inspire and support you, whether you are testing the nonfiction waters, are multiply published, or somewhere between.
Fittingly, our first February NF Fest is in a Leap Year, which gives us an extra day and encourages us to leap right into this exciting challenge!
STEP ONE1. Below this post is a gray bar with a number and “comments”, like “282 comments”. Click on that.
2. Enter your name and state or country in the box that says “Enter your comment”. Click the 'publish' button.
3. Below the comment box, it says “Comment as: Google”. If your name is showing, skip to step 4.
- If your name is not there, click the down arrow. Select “Name/URL”. Put in your name and website address, if you have one (the URL is optional).
- You may also choose “anonymous.” BUT you will need to sign your name to every anonymous comment in February. That way, if your comment is randomly chosen as a winner, we will know who to give the prize to.
In the sidebar near the very top, you will see “Registration is now open! Join our email list here.” Put your email and name here. Now we know how to contact you if you win a prize!
STEP THREE (Optional)
Join our NF Fest Facebook community for networking and discussion!
That's it! Registration is open from January 15 to January 31. Only those registered during this period will be eligible for prizes.
Once you're registered, get ready!
You may want a notebook or dedicated computer file for all your notes, ideas, and activities.
Print out our activity grid and look it over.
Then, during the month of February:
- READ each daily post from a talented nonfiction author or editor. Take notes. Visit the author’s website. Take full advantage of this “conference session”. Every person who posts is focused on helping you be a better writer.
- WRITE a comment. If you are registered, the comment (only one per day) will make you eligible to win that prize! Add an insight or mention something that resonates.
- TAKE ACTION! Your grid contains 35 activities related to what nonfiction writers do. You complete one activity for each of the 28 days in February. (It’s okay if you do several in one day. Life happens!)
- On February 29, if you did everything above, you will vouch that you read, commented, and took action each day (honor system). That will put you into the drawing for the prizes.
If you don’t register, you will still be able to read all the posts and comment if you like. We hope you will find this to be a fun mini-conference packed with education, inspiration, and support.
- The NF Chicks
- The NF Chicks
So excited for this. Hello from Vermont!ReplyDelete
Looking ahead to it. Thanks!
Hello from New York City!ReplyDelete
Looking forward to this!!ReplyDelete
Excited! Howdy from Texas.ReplyDelete
Carolyn Piazza, CaliforniaReplyDelete
This is exciting!
Abi Cushman from ConnecticutReplyDelete
Looking forward to it!
Suzanne Lipshaw, MichiganReplyDelete
Excited to be on board!
Pamela Ross, clicking in from New York. Let the Festing begin.ReplyDelete
Lauren Tunnell. Texas.ReplyDelete
Looking forward to this!
Susan Zonca from Michigan delighted to join.ReplyDelete
Looking forward to this!ReplyDelete
I'd like to join in. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Jocelyn from SC
Sounds good! Ana from CAReplyDelete
Thank you for organising this and for the generosity.ReplyDelete
Moses from Singapore
Maria Marshall, WashingtonReplyDelete
Angela Turner, TexasReplyDelete
Kelly Adamson, OregonReplyDelete
Thanks for hosting this--looks like fun!!
I am so much looking forward to February! Those last weeks have already been amazing! THANK YOU!!!!
Denise Engle, NC
Thank you for putting this even on--looking forward to all the fun in February. Carrie Fannin--from ATL, GeorgiaReplyDelete
VERY excited to begin NF fest!ReplyDelete
Thank you! Jodie Parachini, Hertfordshire, England
This is right up my alley. Eager to begin.ReplyDelete
Bettie from Ohio. Thank you for this fest.ReplyDelete
Marcie Flinchum Atkins from Virginia!ReplyDelete
Kristen from Texas!ReplyDelete
Hi from Texas. I really excited to join.ReplyDelete
Jen Malia from Virginia Beach!ReplyDelete
Hello. I’m joining from N.C. I can’t wait to learn from this group and and to see what all can come from NFFest! ��ReplyDelete
Looking forward to it! Jessica in Canada.ReplyDelete
Excited to join from Savannah, Georgia! Thanks!ReplyDelete
I'm looking forward to a month of information and insights. Carol in Michigan.ReplyDelete
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Sooo excited for this and that I get a birthday this year! Thank you for offering NF Fest for free.
I’m looking forward to all that you have planned for us! Thank you!ReplyDelete
I’m ready to get started! -Tanya Konerman IndianaReplyDelete
Rose Cappelli from Pennsylvania.ReplyDelete
Thank you for this opportunity!
Looking forward to the NF Fest!ReplyDelete
saputnam (Sharon Putnam)
Hello from the Green Mountain State of Vermont
Joyce Tucker from Austin.
Rachael from MinnesotaReplyDelete
Greetings from Kentucky!ReplyDelete
Claire Bobrow, California.ReplyDelete
Looking forward to it. Thank you!
Jay from the UK.
Having enjoyed similarly structured challenges like NaPiBoWriWee and StoryStorm, I look forward to participating in this one.ReplyDelete
Ready to jump in!ReplyDelete
Doreen Robinson - looking forward to this!ReplyDelete
from Coral Springs in Florida
Excited for the journey!ReplyDelete
Cheerful greetings from Lorraine in Maryland!ReplyDelete
Jennifer Lane Wilson from the great state of KansasReplyDelete
Kerri Jo Holmes from Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaReplyDelete
I’m excited for my first NFfest!!
Excited for this!ReplyDelete
Marjie P from HoustonReplyDelete
So happy to learn from the best! ❤️��
Oh, boy, oh, boy! This will chase away my winter blues!ReplyDelete
Looking forward to upping my NF game! Jacquie Sewell from Holland, Michigan.ReplyDelete
Cynthia from California.ReplyDelete
It's great to see so many wonderful friends.
Jenny from Massachusetts.ReplyDelete
Excited for this!
Putting on my learning hat and thrilled to do so from Austin, TX!ReplyDelete
Thrilled to be here w/the NF Chicks. I know theses gonna be fun.ReplyDelete
Excited for NF Fest! Melissa Stoller in New York City!ReplyDelete
Can't wait...NF is great!ReplyDelete
I can't wait for February! Gonna be fun!ReplyDelete
Kathleen in Colorado
forgot the state--Illinois!ReplyDelete
Looking forward to February!!!ReplyDelete
Hello from Georgia!ReplyDelete
Looking forward to February! (Atlanta, Georgia)ReplyDelete
Long Island, New York
Excited to be here!
Cathy Ballou Mealey from Boston-ish Massachusetts!ReplyDelete
Looking forward to this! Andi in OhioReplyDelete
Loving this fest for NF writers! Janet Slingerland from New Jersey (Philly area)ReplyDelete
Forgot to say Cleveland, OHReplyDelete
Hooray, counting the days!ReplyDelete
Linda Thomas from New Hampshire
Looking forward to this.ReplyDelete
My curiosity is piqued!ReplyDelete
Renée LaTulippe in Italy
Very excited about my 1st NF Fest!ReplyDelete
Erin - Kentucky
Sharon J Wilson. Oklahoma.ReplyDelete
Looking forward to it.
Thank you for all your work to help us.ReplyDelete
Lisa Connors from Virginia
Hi, this is Allison Ofanansky in Kaditah, Israel. I hope I can keep up with this schedule!ReplyDelete
Thanks for doing this! Linda Bozzo in New Jersey.ReplyDelete
Carla Mooney, Pennsylvania - Looking forward to this!ReplyDelete
Sandra Sutter from New York. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Hi! Lisa Katzenberger from Illinois.ReplyDelete
Mary Forbes, Virginia - Thanks!ReplyDelete
Hi! Kate Costantino from Massachusetts. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Excited to learn from everyone! -Jackie, TexasReplyDelete
Angie Quantrell, WashingtonReplyDelete
Hi! Cindy from MichiganReplyDelete
Yay!!!! Debra Shumaker from Virginia.ReplyDelete
Arlene Schenker, New YorkReplyDelete
Can't wait to get started!
Looking forward to learning about NFPB writing. Gayle from PA.ReplyDelete
Kirsten Larson, CaliforniaReplyDelete
Kaitlyn Leann Sanchez, California ❤️ReplyDelete
So excited for NF Fest! Jenna Grodzicki from Connecticut.ReplyDelete
Thank you for all your hard work in putting this together. It looks great! xReplyDelete
Thank you for putting together an amazing event and working through the kinks this morning!ReplyDelete
Stacy from California
This is coming at a great time for me as I am revising my first fully finished NF story! Thank you all so much for your knowledge and generosity! Ellen Leventhal, Houston, TXReplyDelete
Happy to join this challenge. I write at the crossroads of nonfiction and poetry, and I'm excited to gain new insights to help my process!ReplyDelete
Looking forward to a whole month of nonfiction fun! Elia Ben-Ari in VirginiaReplyDelete
Looking forward to the challenge!ReplyDelete
Can't wait for this! Molly from California. :)ReplyDelete
I'm so excited!ReplyDelete
Lydia from Montreal, Canada :)
Hello! Christina from Washington State, USA.ReplyDelete
Lee Wardlaw from California. <3ReplyDelete
Looking forward to this! Sue Heavenrich from upstate NY (because there's so much more to the state than the city...)ReplyDelete
Penny Parker KlostermannReplyDelete
Looking forward to participating!ReplyDelete
Anita Yasuda in HB, California.
Hello to all, from Greece!!I am really excited!Greetings to you!Yiassas!!!⭐����ReplyDelete
WOW! So many participating! ♥ReplyDelete
Pennsylvania! (Or as we say...PA!)
Kelly Roberts from Kennewick Washington.ReplyDelete
Sarah Prusoff LoCascio, White Lake, MichiganReplyDelete
So excited for this! Roxanne Troup, ColoradoReplyDelete
Ann Teplick. Seattle, WA.ReplyDelete
Very excited! Thank you for this opportunity!
Looking forward to this NFfest. Suzanne from Shalimar, FLReplyDelete
Jen Swanson from FloridaReplyDelete
Elizabeth from MassachusettsReplyDelete
Patricia Nozell from NJ is excited to participate in NF Fest!ReplyDelete
Carolyn Fraiser from Brevard, North CarolinaReplyDelete
WOO-HOO! Let the fun begin ;)ReplyDelete
St. Louis, Missouri
JoAnn Early Macken, Wisconsin. Thank you!ReplyDelete
Ready to learn!
Sign me up! Julie Hedlund, ColoradoReplyDelete
Kim Larson, MNReplyDelete
Hello! Karen Yin from California. :TReplyDelete
Excited to connect with this talented group of authors! Thanks! Jean Daigneau, OhioReplyDelete
Can't wait -- thank you! Gabi Snyder, OregonReplyDelete
Excited to participate! Barbara Herkert in WashingtonReplyDelete
Lisa Cocca NJReplyDelete
Elizabeth Shreeve from CaliforniaReplyDelete
I'm ready, set, and can't wait to go!ReplyDelete
Looking forward to collecting some pearls of wisdom from an all-star team of NF writers!ReplyDelete
- Helen Taylor in California
Rosie Pova in Dallas, TXReplyDelete
Elizabeth Jones in Houston, TXReplyDelete
Hello from Illinois!ReplyDelete
Mia Geiger. PA
Ready to go in San Diego, CA!ReplyDelete
Beth Anderson in COReplyDelete
Melissa Catena in CAReplyDelete
Damon Dean from NE Arkansas!ReplyDelete
Thanks for this great opportunityReplyDelete
Lynne Russillo, Alexandria, Virginia.ReplyDelete
Looking forward to this!!!ReplyDelete
Forgot to put my location: Lisa Robinson from MassachusettsDelete
Hi from Asheville, NC.ReplyDelete
Very excited about this!!ReplyDelete
Mona Pease in MaineReplyDelete
Linda Zajac in CTReplyDelete
Paula Henson, Los Angeles, CAReplyDelete
Rena Traxel, Alberta Canada.ReplyDelete
I've found nonfiction to be what I enjoy most, so I'm excited to be involved and want to thank the authors for giving of their valuable time to help us be better, grow in our skills, and climb that learning curve mountain faster. Danielle Hammelef, MichiganReplyDelete
Laurie Wallmark, New JerseyReplyDelete
Tracy Hora from TexasReplyDelete
Mary Boone from Washington stateReplyDelete
Elizabeth Volkmann from FLReplyDelete
Brittany Pomales, ArizonaReplyDelete
Kayla Zuber from Boston, Mass.ReplyDelete
Emily Goodman from NYReplyDelete
Meg Welch Dendler from NW Arkansas (Springdale)ReplyDelete
Stephanie Bearce OFallon, MO USAReplyDelete
Kate Allen Fox saying hi from Oceanside, CA!ReplyDelete
Pamela from Atlanta, Ga. You've created such amazing buzz around this wonderful event. It is so needed. So glad you all are doing this for us. Generous! I am gratefulReplyDelete
Darlene Sigda Ivy in MaineReplyDelete
Vivian Kirkfield from Amherst, New Hampshire has her notebook ready and her pencil sharpened! Thank you, NF Chicks...what a fabulous idea!ReplyDelete
Janie Reinart, waving from Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Thank you for your amazing "conference" gift.❤️ReplyDelete
Jane Baskwill saying hi from Nova Scotia, Canada. This is something to look forward to in the doldrums of February!! Thank you for organizing this community.ReplyDelete
Susan Glick from MarylandReplyDelete
Lindsey McDivitt, MinnesotaReplyDelete
I'm so looking forward to this!ReplyDelete
Sara Petersohn in WashingtonReplyDelete
Thank you! Looking forward to this.
Janine Ungvarsky from PennsylvaniaReplyDelete
Hope Nicky, New ZealandReplyDelete
Thank you for this opportunity to grow as a writer, NF Chicks.ReplyDelete
I am looking forward to this!
Ready to NF Fest with the best!
Rebecca Johnson, MN Great opportunity! Thank you!ReplyDelete
Can’t wait-really looking forward to this!ReplyDelete
Sounds like a fun challenge.ReplyDelete
Laurie Kaiser, New York
Looking forward. Let the truths be told! :) Joyce Schriebman ConnecticutReplyDelete
Looking forward to this!ReplyDelete
Lisa Billa, California
sounds interesting & funReplyDelete
I'm in! Leslie Tribble, WyomingReplyDelete
YES!! Thank you for coordinating this. I'm in. :)ReplyDelete
-Elisa Gall, Evanston, IL
Looking forward to starting!ReplyDelete
Kimberly Yavorski, Pennsylvania
Lauri Fortino, Syracuse, NYReplyDelete
Can't wait to learn more about writing NF for children!ReplyDelete
Lynn Rogalsky, Tucson, AZ
Perfect timing! Just wrote my first nonfiction picture book after years of fiction. Thanks for this!ReplyDelete
I'm very excited for this. Thank you, NF Chicks!ReplyDelete
Robin Brett Wechsler, Massachusetts
Yes! I'm in. Thank you.ReplyDelete
Rebecca Donnelly, New York state. Thank you for putting this together!ReplyDelete
Thank you NF Chicks!
Sharon Dalgleish from NSW, Australia. Thanks for organising this, NF Chicks. Love the activity grid!ReplyDelete
Shelly Porter from Arkansas. I am so excited for February!ReplyDelete