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NaNoWriMo Superhero on Medium: Ben Werdmuller

NaNoWriMo starts tomorrow and Ben has a great tip for pantsters!

Welcome to the second episode of NaNoWriMo Superheroes and Superheroines on Medium. Throughout the month of November we’ll interview people with different backgrounds, day jobs, and involvement with this annual writing event. All of our superheroes and superheroines have one thing in common — they accepted the challenge to write a 50,000 word novel first draft in the month of November.

NaNoWriMo Superhero: Ben Werdmuller

This week we talk to Ben Werdmuller, who by day is the Director of Investments for Matter Ventures and is writing a novel this NaNoWriMo November.

Listen to hear why Ben is a dedicated pantster, and uses just one trick learned from a best-selling novelist to fuel his November writing.

You can find Ben on Medium, Twitter,, and, of course, on NaNoWriMo.

Our next NaNoWriMo Superhero on Medium will be Michael Coorlim.

For future interviews during November we’d love to talk to ML’s, participants who’ve posted live drafts, and those who’ve participated for 10 or more years in a row. Leave a private note or public response if you’re willing!

Remember to follow this publication and check back regularly for posts from our NaNoWriMo community.

Good luck, everyone! You can do this!

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Julie Russell is a Board Member of the National Novel Writing Month nonprofit and the Director of IT at Medium.