Frequently Asked Questions
NaNoWriMo Illinois::Naperville Region
Q: Who are you and what is this about?
A: Hi, my name is Tim aka NewMexicoKid. I'm a volunteer co-municipal liaison for NaNoWriMo's Chicago western suburbs region that is [centered in Naperville]. BERaven (Bonnie Jean) is my partner and mentor co-ML for the region.
Q: Say I join the region, what do I do next?
A: If you haven't already done so, please come to our [welcome] thread and post a note introducing yourself to the other participants. You can say something about who you are and what you are writing. There are several other threads of interest in our [regional forum]. You can also [place yourself on our regional map] and [contribute to our regional wiki site]] that is going to serve as an example of next year's official NaNo wiki engine.
Q: When and where are the write-ins?
A: You are very welcome to come to our Sunday write-in's, which are also in the [downtown Naperville Barnes and Noble] from 1-3 pm just outside their upstairs music area (there will be a big sign).
Q: Where can I find the recommended books?
A: Make sure to avail yourselves of the great displays of [recommended books] that the Naperville Nichols and 95th street libraries have set up for the month of November. The Nichols library went so far as to buy every book on the list we sent that they didn't already have.
The hipster PDA is a cool, retro-low tech solution to information management. One uses a collection of blank and written 3x5 index cards bound with a binder clip or collected in a special carrier to jot down notes. Here are some pertinent links:
- Tricking out the hipster
- Hipster PDA: Plans, Ideas, Information ... all in the back pocket
- D*I*Y Planner Hipster PDA Edition
- Hipster PDA Tips for People Obsessed With Productivity Pr0n But Bad At Actual Productivity
- Organizing your Hipster PDA