Monthly Archives: November 2011

Legend author Marie Lu on social networking and writing YA fiction

New author Marie Lu talks about social networking and writing YA fiction: interesting, short article for those wanting to get published.

Final write-in Nov 27th a great success

Seventeen stalwart wrimos showed up at the 95th Street Library to write today (Sunday, November 27th). This was the final Naperville Public Library write-in of the season (there are still a few other write-ins in the final three days of NaNoWriMo). 111127_95th_street_write-in You can see that folks made great progress on their novels: Joe won […]

Successful write-in at Caribou in Naperville

WritingStudent, scrapacat, squiddish, WriterPete and I broke in the new Box Of Doom today, held some convention word wars and enjoyed a productive morning at Caribou (@Dominicks plaza in Naperville). Then WritingStudent, scrapacat, Squiddish and I went off to lunch at Chipotle (fun!): 111126_nano_writein

Photos from recent write-ins + more plot critters

Sorry–I’ve been too busy with work and actual writing of my novel to post these till now. Still–enjoy! From the Downers Grove Caribou Write-in (Tuesday, Nov 22) From 111123_downers_grove_writein_plot_critters From 111123_downers_grove_writein_plot_critters 111123_downers_grove_writein_plot_critters Plot Critters From 111123_downers_grove_writein_plot_critters Box of Doom Adding spice to our word wars… From 111123_downers_grove_writein_plot_critters Pictures from Woodridge and Nichols 111119_111120_nano_writeins From 111119_111120_nano_writeins

Review your novel in Book format

I just saw create space has a new interior view feature. When you open a new title in create space, you upload a word doc or PDF, and view your novel in book format, page by page. Very helpful for later.

Katherine’s Plot Critters

I’ve been making critters, but only once I reach my word count for the day. To make your own, by the way, you just need: pom-poms, pipe-cleaners, googly-eyes and a glue gun. All available at JoAnn’s or other craft stores.

Successful Sunday write-in!

We enjoyed a successful Sunday write-in at the 95th Street Library. We had 17 people present (16 wrimos) and everyone wrote many words. WritingStudent wrote over 8000 words; Sapphire added more than 25% to her overall wordcount; and lovebug increased her overall wordcount by nearly 400%! Here are some pictures from the event + a […]