We have a great slate of events for the 2018 National Novel Writing Month season. Notes from previous preparatory workshops are available. The popular Library Crawl offers writers plenty of opportunities to work on their novels at write-ins while earning chances for nice prizes at the TGIO. As always, consider joining the Writing Journey, our year-round writing group.

NaperWriMo News

Stories from: our NaperWriMo facebook page

  • Photos from NaperWriMo's post - 10 April 2019
    Thanks to Mary Costello and the Nichols Library in Naperville for their continued sponsorship of NaperWriMo; they have set up our three most recent anthologies (from the Journey) in a display. http://writingjourney.org/books



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  • Thanks so much to Ellie Roth and Danielle Egan-Miller for their workshop February 9th with the... - 12 February 2019
    Thanks so much to Ellie Roth and Danielle Egan-Miller for their workshop February 9th with the Writing Journey. It was a fantastic session; we all learned a lot about literary agents, query letters, and traditional publication.



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  • Inside the mind of a master procrastinator - 2 January 2019
    Do you find that you procrastinate a lot? We're now in 2019--consider how you can beat procrastination. See this excellent TED talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/tim_urban_inside_the_mind_of_a_master_procrastinator (or view the blog post at https://waitbutwhy.com/2013/10/why-procrastinators-procrastinate.html ).


    Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn't make sense, but he's never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. In this hilarious and insightful talk, Urban takes us on a journey through YouTube binges, Wikipedia rabbit holes and bouts of staring out the win...

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  • The Writing Journey is looking for authors to submit their flash fiction, short stories and poems... - 31 December 2018
    The Writing Journey is looking for authors to submit their flash fiction, short stories and poems for our 2019 anthology that explores the theme of being stranded. This includes stories of metaphorical, emotional, psychological stranding. We’re looking for poetry and fiction (from micro-fiction to short stories up to about 3000 words). Stories should be PG-13. - Read more about this project: https://writingjourney.org/anthology-2019/



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  • Reasons for Hope: Speculative stories and poems - 29 December 2018
    The Writing Journey is pleased to announce the publication of its anthology Reasons For Hope, a collection of speculative fiction stories and poems that focuses on optimistic solutions and outcomes. https://www.amazon.com/dp/179182501X


    These are dark times, some say, with so many unresolved problems in our world. Where is Hope? Renew your spirit with these speculative fictional answers to that eternal question.We live in our stories. Find hope in this anthology offered by The Writing Journey (writingjourney.org), a community of...

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