Monthly Archives: October 2007

Oct 9 Pre-Planning Meeting Notes

Pre-Pre-Planning Exercise: There were a number of us last night who were more than 15 minutes early, so our ever-diligent ML Tim gave us notebooks and had us write a one page impromptu short story starting with the line: If it hadn’t happened to me, I would never have believed it. We then shared them […]

Local forums installed for relief!

Having withdrawal symptoms from the still oh-so-slow NaNoWriMo forums? Feel free to register with our local forums. Introduce yourself and tell us about your novel planning. –NMK

October 4 Pre-Writing Session Notes

I just wanted to thank everyone who came out last night for this Pre-writing session. We had about 16 people, a good mix of the old-timers and the newbies. I thought I’d post what we did, in case any of it interests you. Our focus was on doing some brainstorming in general to warm up […]

Computer aids and novel writing

If you’re like me, I tend to carry around a notebook everywhere and jot things down as I think of them. It makes for slightly unorganized note-taking, but it’s great for brainstorming. Last year, I hadn’t really considered using the computer to manage my note-taking, but when Tim suggested Papel, a freeware program, I saw […]

While the nanowrimo site is slow

You may have noticed the nanowrimo site has been really slow since its reopening with a Drupal base. Russ (firebus) is working very hard to resolve all of the problems with the site, but what should you do if the site is inaccessible or unusable? Here are some thoughts… Visit our new local forums. You’ll […]

29 days to NaNoWriMo’s start!

Although the NaNoWriMo site is a bit slow right now due to the heavy traffic of thousands of returning ‘WriMos, its debut is a sign that the NaNoWriMo season is underway! Only 29 days remain before the official kick-off. Are you prepared? The three workshops we’ve planned (led by Meredith/tinygreyhound) will definitely help attendees answer […]