The 2021 National Novel Writing Month season is underway! We will hold four virtual preparatory workshops in October. The popular Library Crawl is back to offer writers plenty of opportunities to work on their novels at write-ins while earning chances for nice prizes at the TGIO (Thank Goodness It's Over) Party December 4th.

Consider joining the Writing Journey, our year-round writing group (it's free!).

NaperWriMo News

Stories from: our NaperWriMo facebook page

  • NaNoWriMo - 13 September 2021
    Hello NaperWriMo!

    2021 NaNo is just around the corner and we're getting ready to hose some awesome events. Check out to find register links to any of our four prep workshops or head on over to our regional forum!

    This year will be all virtual and the forums will be Naperville's HQ - full of event announcements, zoom links, and other adventures.

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  • 2021 Virtual Author Fair - Elmhurst Public Library - 1 August 2021
    Sam McAdams and Tim Yao will be presenting a workshop at the Elmhurst Public Library Virtual Author Fair August 28th. Sam and Tim's workshop will be 10:30-11:30, on Novel Writing Patterns (aka Design Solutions to Writing Problems).
    Looks like the day will have several interesting sessions.

    2021 Virtual Author Fair Saturday, Aug. 28, 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Join us for our annual local author fair, now from the comfort of your home! Throughout the day, participate in book talks and interviews with local authors, plus attend workshops on writing and becoming published. View the full…

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  • The Writing Journey Anthologies Authors - 28 March 2021
    We've had 88 authors and editors contribute to the twelve Writing Journey anthologies that have been published since 2009. See

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  • The Writing Journey 2021 Survey - 13 December 2020
    Thanks so much to our Library partners (this year: Batavia, Carol Stream, Glen Ellyn, Joliet, Joliet Junior College, Nichols Library (Naperville), Oak Park, Plainfield, and Woodridge), our enthusiastic Naperville regional participants, and all their supporting partners, families, and friends.

    Now we move into the Writing Journey time--our year-round writing community. Want to join? Just fill out this form: --it's all free and features several creative, social, and productive Paths.

    The Writing Journey is an a la carte writing community with many Paths that members create and engage in. Paths can be as simple as a social lunch outing (for what is better than spending time with your fellow writers and their wonderful imaginations) or as complex as a short story anthology. Anyone...

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  • NaNoWriMo - 22 November 2020
    Don't forget to register for today's write-in at Joliet (virtual) -- Nov 22, 1-4 PM: -- We'll have the NaperWriMo Wheel, word wars, Box of Dooms and fun dance breaks (according to the whims of the wheel!). Plus some quiet writing time. All fun!

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