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== NaperWriMo = NaNoWriMo + Illinois::Naperville  ==
 
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''Important disclaimer: Although this is the official website for the [http://naperwrimo.org Illinois::Naperville region of NaNoWriMo], this website is managed by the [[West Suburban Writers|West Suburban Writers]], not [http://nanowrimo.org NaNoWriMo].''  
 
''Important disclaimer: Although this is the official website for the [http://naperwrimo.org Illinois::Naperville region of NaNoWriMo], this website is managed by the [[West Suburban Writers|West Suburban Writers]], not [http://nanowrimo.org NaNoWriMo].''  
  
=== What is NaperWriMo?  ===
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== What is NaperWriMo?  ==
  
 
[http://www.nanowrimo.org 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 cities and suburbs west of Chicago. Do [http://naperwrimo.org/calendar.php visit our calendar of events] (most events are October-December).
 
[http://www.nanowrimo.org 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 cities and suburbs west of Chicago. Do [http://naperwrimo.org/calendar.php visit our calendar of events] (most events are October-December).
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We're a fun group that even has [http://naperwrimo.org/songs.php our own regional songs], which have figured into our friendly wagers with other NaNoWriMo regions over total regional wordcount.
 
We're a fun group that even has [http://naperwrimo.org/songs.php our own regional songs], which have figured into our friendly wagers with other NaNoWriMo regions over total regional wordcount.
  
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=== What is NaNoWriMo?  ===
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== What is NaNoWriMo?  ==
  
 
See [http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/whatisnano the official explanation] and our local [[Frequently asked questions|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 [http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/node/200 NaNoWriMo forums] and in live regional events like the ones hosted by Illinois::Naperville.
 
See [http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/whatisnano the official explanation] and our local [[Frequently asked questions|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 [http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/node/200 NaNoWriMo forums] and in live regional events like the ones hosted by Illinois::Naperville.
  
=== NaNoWriMo How-to Guides and Lists  ===
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== NaNoWriMo How-to Guides and Lists  ==
  
 
*[[How do I participate?|How do I participate?]]  
 
*[[How do I participate?|How do I participate?]]  
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*[[Pomegranate's Guide for Hosting Write-Ins|Pomegranate's Guide for Hosting Write-Ins]]  
 
*[[Pomegranate's Guide for Hosting Write-Ins|Pomegranate's Guide for Hosting Write-Ins]]  
 
*[[What to do the rest of the year?|What to do the rest of the year?]]
 
*[[What to do the rest of the year?|What to do the rest of the year?]]
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== Things Useful To Writers  ==
 
== Things Useful To Writers  ==
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''These are links to online references useful to writers.''  
 
''These are links to online references useful to writers.''  
  
=== Local lists  ===
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== Local lists  ==
 
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*[[Preparatory Workshops]]
 
*[[Useful references for writers|useful references for writers]]  
 
*[[Useful references for writers|useful references for writers]]  
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*[[Vim for Writers]] - how to most effectively use the [http://www.vim.org ViM modal text editor] for novel planning and writing
 
*[[Book Recommendations|Book Recommendations]]  
 
*[[Book Recommendations|Book Recommendations]]  
*[[Software for writers|software for writers]]  
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*[[Software for writers|software for writers]] and [[Planning software]]
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*[[Guide for Hosting Write-Ins]] - ''2015-09-16''
 
*[[Plot emergency twists|plot emergency twists]]  
 
*[[Plot emergency twists|plot emergency twists]]  
 
*[[Use of emotional response|Use of emotional response]]  
 
*[[Use of emotional response|Use of emotional response]]  
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*[[Writer's Die]] -- ''a handy, dandy tool for writers who have a d10 or d20''
 
*[[Writer's Die]] -- ''a handy, dandy tool for writers who have a d10 or d20''
 
*[[Finding your writer's voice]]
 
*[[Finding your writer's voice]]
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*[[Backup Solutions for your Novel]]
  
=== Other lists, sites and articles  ===
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== Other lists, sites and articles  ==
  
 
*[http://www.alden.nu/resources.shtml writer's resources] (''alden.nu'')  
 
*[http://www.alden.nu/resources.shtml writer's resources] (''alden.nu'')  
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** ''[http://surnames.behindthename.com/ You can use it for last names too!]'' (thanks to [http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/participants/eb87 eb87]
 
** ''[http://surnames.behindthename.com/ You can use it for last names too!]'' (thanks to [http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/participants/eb87 eb87]
 
*[http://www.kathybright.com/nanorewards.html Kathy's NaNo Rewards] - motivational aids for NaNoWriMo
 
*[http://www.kathybright.com/nanorewards.html Kathy's NaNo Rewards] - motivational aids for NaNoWriMo
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== Illinois::Naperville Events and Resources  ==
 
== Illinois::Naperville Events and Resources  ==
  
<big>For the latest event information, see [http://naperwrimo.org/events naperwrimo.org/events].</big>
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<big>For the calendar and latest event information, see [http://naperwrimo.org/events naperwrimo.org/events].</big>
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== History ==
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=== 2013 NaperWriMo ===
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*[[2013 Events]]
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=== 2012 NaperWriMo ===
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*[[2012 Events]]
  
=== 2011 NaperWriMo Planning ===
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=== 2011 NaperWriMo ===
 
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''Note: Illinois::Naperville has existed as a separate region since 2005; for more information, see [[Region history]]''
 
''Note: Illinois::Naperville has existed as a separate region since 2005; for more information, see [[Region history]]''
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== Regional Slack Chatroom ==
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In 2016, Naperville is trying out a [https://slack.com Slack chatroom] (see [https://naperwrimo.slack.com naperwrimo.slack.com]). To get access, enter your e-mail address [https://naperwrimo-slack.herokuapp.com/ on this page]. You will receive your account credentials through e-mail and be able to join the room.
''Introduced in 2006''  
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Slack has an advantage over IRC in that there is contextual history preserved for the room, so that people can interact with each other asynchronously (where in IRC you might miss a person by seconds and never know that they had been there at all).
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To run a word war, you can go to the #wordwars slack channel and run a command like this:  '''/remind @here Stop writing :hamster: :hamster: :hamster: :broken_heart: :broken_heart: :bangbang: :bangbang: !!! in 17 minutes'''
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Note that for privacy reasons, people's e-mail addresses are not displayed in their slack profiles (this is a slack channel configuration option we've decided to do).
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See [[Regional IRC Chatroom]] since we are now using the slack chatroom.
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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.
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Latest revision as of 20:30, 2 November 2016

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NaperWriMo = NaNoWriMo + Illinois::Naperville

Welcome to the MediaWiki instance supporting the Illinois::Naperville region (representing the cities and suburbs west of Chicago) 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 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 cities and suburbs west of Chicago. Do visit our calendar of events (most events are October-December).

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.

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

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

For the calendar and latest event information, see naperwrimo.org/events.

History

2013 NaperWriMo

2012 NaperWriMo

2011 NaperWriMo

2010 NaperWriMo

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

Regional Slack Chatroom

In 2016, Naperville is trying out a Slack chatroom (see naperwrimo.slack.com). To get access, enter your e-mail address on this page. You will receive your account credentials through e-mail and be able to join the room.

Slack has an advantage over IRC in that there is contextual history preserved for the room, so that people can interact with each other asynchronously (where in IRC you might miss a person by seconds and never know that they had been there at all).

To run a word war, you can go to the #wordwars slack channel and run a command like this: /remind @here Stop writing :hamster: :hamster: :hamster: :broken_heart: :broken_heart: :bangbang: :bangbang: !!! in 17 minutes

Note that for privacy reasons, people's e-mail addresses are not displayed in their slack profiles (this is a slack channel configuration option we've decided to do).

Regional IRC Chatroom

See Regional IRC Chatroom since we are now using the slack chatroom.