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== Illinois::Naperville Events and Resources  ==
 
== Illinois::Naperville Events and Resources  ==
  
=== 2009  ===
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''Note: Illinois::Naperville has existed as a separate region since 2005; for more information, see [[Region history]]''
 
 
[http://naperwrimo.org/2009/ 2009 Events]
 
 
 
=== 2008  ===
 
 
 
*'''[http://naperwrimo.org/2008 Our 2008 events calendar and FAQ]'''
 
**[[Oct 4, 2008 kickoff|Oct 4, 2008 kickoff]]
 
**[[Oct 18, 2008 prep session|Oct 18, 2008 prep session]]
 
**[[Oct 23, 2008 prep session|Oct 23, 2008 prep session]]
 
*[http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/node/200 A link to our forum on the nanowrimo site]
 
*[http://naperwrimo.org/wiki/map2008.shtml Our 2008 frappr map]
 
*[[Frequently asked questions|frequently asked questions]] list (including our '''2008 Press Release''')
 
*[http://www.cafepress.com/naperwrimo Our cafepress shop] that helps offset our local expenses
 
*'''[[The Pledge|The Pledge]]''' - strawman proposal (12/03/07)
 
*[[A page where we can introduce ourselves|a page where we can introduce ourselves]]
 
*[http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/238.html Interesting article] about Chicago, Naperville and the whole suburbia thing. Also see [http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/868.html the Naperville article] and the [http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/91.html Aurora article].
 
*[[Videocasts|Videocasts]]
 
 
 
=== 2007  ===
 
 
 
*Visit [http://naperwrimo.org/wordwar2007 the official Word War page] of our 2007 challenge against Ottawa (we won!).
 
*[[2007 Word Counts|2007 Word Counts]] - just a scratch pad for people to keep track of their daily wordcounts when the main site is down or slow.
 
*'''[[Schedule of Events for 2007|Schedule of Events for 2007]]'''
 
*[[2007 Event Locations|2007 Event Locations]]
 
*[[2007 Flyer|2007 Flyer]]
 
*[http://naperwrimo.org/wiki/map2007.shtml 2007 frappr map]
 
 
 
=== 2006  ===
 
 
 
*See details about the [http://graphing.teiru.net/compare word war with Quebec::Montreal] in 2006 (total wordcount)
 
*[http://writing.teiru.net/wiki/map2006.shtml See our 2006 frappr map]
 
*[http://graphing.teiru.net/2006/list2.cgi?name=Illinois_Naperville_2006 2006 graph and statistics]
 
 
 
http://graphing.teiru.net/2006/Illinois_Naperville_small.png
 
 
 
=== 2005  ===
 
 
 
*[[Graphs from the 2005 NaNoWriMo|graphs from the 2005 NaNoWriMo]] plus statistics
 
*[http://www.frappr.com/westsuburbanwriters See our 2005 frappr map (shows the location of our members in 2005)]
 
  
 
=== Regional Jabber Chatroom  ===
 
=== Regional Jabber Chatroom  ===
 
 
''Introduced in 2006''  
 
''Introduced in 2006''  
  
*[[Information about the Jabber chat room(s)|information about the Jabber chat room(s)]] -- this is a great resource for quick, online word wars and support in November, especially for those who are unable to make it to the Sunday write-ins.
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[[Information about the Jabber chat room(s)|information about the Jabber chat room(s)]] -- this is a great resource for quick, online word wars and support in November, especially for those who are unable to make it to the Sunday write-ins.
  
 
== Related Links  ==
 
== Related Links  ==

Revision as of 19:02, 25 April 2010


NaperWriMo = NaNoWriMo + Illinois::Naperville

Welcome to the MediaWiki instance supporting the Illinois::Naperville region (representing the Chicago Western Suburbs) of the National Novel Writing Month contest that is held every November. Feel free to look around and help edit pages on this wiki. See these instructions on MediaWiki markup and these help instructions. Visit our blog for the latest news and helpful articles or our NaNoWriMo regional forum. We also have a cafepress shop that helps offset our local expenses.

Important disclaimer: Although this is the official website for the Illinois::Naperville region of NaNoWriMo, this website is managed by the West Suburban Writers, not NaNoWriMo.

What is NaNoWriMo?

See the official explanation and our local Frequently Asked Questions list/press release. In brief, NaNoWriMo is the National Novel Writing Month contest that is intended to help people write and complete their own 50,000+ word novel in the 30 days of November each year. What is the prize? A sense of completion and a handsome PDF file certificate. CreateSpace each of the past few years has, as a promotion, given each NaNoWriMo winner a paperback copy of their completed book. NaNoWriMo works because of the enthusiasm, energy and supportive spirit of the participants, which is expressed in the NaNoWriMo forums and in live regional events like the ones hosted by Illinois::Naperville.

NaNoWriMo How-to Guides and Lists

What is NaperWriMo?

NaNoWriMo provides the international organization, structure and online forums but relies on local (regional) organizations for the face-to-face support and local events (preparatory events and write-ins) that really enrich the whole NaNoWriMo experience. NaperWriMo is what we call our local extension to NaNoWriMo. We (the West Suburban Writers) regionally represent the whole western suburbs of Chicago.

We're a fun group that even has our own regional songs, which have figured into our friendly wagers with other NaNoWriMo regions over total regional wordcount.

Things Useful To Writers

These are links to online references useful to writers.

Local lists

Other lists, sites and articles

Illinois::Naperville Events and Resources

Note: Illinois::Naperville has existed as a separate region since 2005; for more information, see Region history

Regional Jabber Chatroom

Introduced in 2006

information about the Jabber chat room(s) -- this is a great resource for quick, online word wars and support in November, especially for those who are unable to make it to the Sunday write-ins.

Related Links

  • ChiWriMo - our sister region Illinois::Chicago
  • EdmoWriMo - Alberta::Edmonton regional website

Other

  • If you're just starting out with wiki's, you're welcome to go to the scratch pad to try out editing functions. Note that you will need to register (free) to edit any pages.