Monthly Archives: October 2011

Pictures and more from our fun kick-off!

We had about 35 NaNoWriMo participants attending (plus some non-participant guests) this fun kick-off party. There was a great spread of contributed food, including Catatone1’s special chocolates (the dark-chocolate chess pieces were delicious!): Roger Lubeck led a highly appreciated session about self-publishing. I unfortunately didn’t get to attend this because I was leading a parallel […]

Kick-Off 2011

  Great party, fantastic food, good conversation, and we made plot creatures. I’m sure Tim will post better pictures. (He took lots of close-ups), but here’s what mine looked like:  

Notes from the final prep workshop

111022_nano_prep_session3 Saturday, October 22nd was the date of the third and final prep workshop for the 2011 NaNoWriMo. Led by Crystal Blount (dreamhigher11), this workshop focused on dialogue and the use of dialect. This is Crystal’s 3rd year entering the competition. Won once; gave up once. She teaches technical writing for a living. 30 people […]

NaNoWriMo Prep Session 2: What to avoid

111015_nano_workshop2 On Saturday, October 15th, Heather Jones aka AmaranthMuse led a workshop at the Nichols Library in Naperville before what may be the largest turnout we’ve had at an October workshop: 42 people attended (!). Nano_prep_guide_short_111020.pptx the presentation Heather used on Saturday Nano_preparation_guide_111020.pptx the long form of the presentation (extra pages) Here are my notes […]

Good video covering pacing

Ran across this penny-arcade video about story pacing. Yes, it’s from a game design sense, but the same principles apply to novel writing.

Join us in jabber chats!

We have a jabber chatroom for our region; people can use their gmail/google accounts to join (see instructions on how to do this). Otherwise, NaNoMail NewMexicoKid for a jabber account. We’ve been meeting at Thursdays at 8:00 PM CDT but will look to schedule some other times. Come for chat, interesting writerly discussions and writing […]

On self-publishing and being an Indie author

I am Roger Lubeck.  By profession, I am a psychologist and business consultant.  Today, I am pleased to say I am a published novelist.  In 2004, I started my first NaNoWriMo right before Thanksgiving and completed a 67,000 novel in less than 15 days.  This will be my eighth NaNoWriMo.  On October 29, 2011 at […]