Denise Jaden


Denise Jaden has been fast-drafting since 2007, when she wrote the first draft of her debut novel, Losing Faith, in twenty-one days during the NaNoWriMo writing challenge. She has participated (and won) the NaNoWriMo challenge each year since, and she now runs a secondary fast-drafting challenge on her blog each March at Her second novel from Simon & Schuster, Never Enough, was released in 2012, and a group of companion stories, Never Enough Stories, is available for free at Writing with a Heavy Heart: Using Grief and Loss to Stretch Your Fiction was her first nonfiction work for writers. She loves teaching groups of writers of all ages and infusing them with confidence to attempt their own fast drafts. Denise lives just outside Vancouver, Canada, with her personal-trainer husband and her ten-year-old fast-drafting son. Find out more about Denise and her writing online at or on Twitter: @denisejaden.see more