Category Archives: NaperWriMo

Final prep workshop: Characterology 101

[shashin type=”album” id=”7″ size=”small” crop=”n” columns=”max” caption=”y” order=”date” position=”center”] Saturday, October 17th was the fourth and final prep workshop for our region. Kat Stepp (aka Kat’s Meow) delivered the presentation that she and Todd Hogan (aka writertodd07) had created together. Twenty three people took part in the workshop; four came in costume as a character: […]

NaNo Prep Workshop: Visualize Your Novel – 2015-10-10

Attendance 17 Photos: [shashin type=”album” id=”5″ size=”small” crop=”n” columns=”max” caption=”y” order=”date” position=”center”] Introduction Sam McAdams Have been NaNo’ing for ten years; first year as an ML National Novel Writing Month started by Chris Baty in 1999 Goal: 50,000+ words in 30 days (1667 words per day) Finish your story in the month if at all […]

Powerpoint and pictures from the 2015-10-08 prep workshop: NaNoWriMo in a Nutshell

[shashin type=”album” id=”4″ size=”small” crop=”n” columns=”max” caption=”y” order=”date” position=”center”] Catherine Brennan and Tim Yao led this highly interactive workshop at the beautiful, new Santori Library (Aurora Public Library system), facilitated by Cassie. Ref: Powerpoint slides This interactive workshop covered many topics, including: why you might want to write your novel in November how you can […]

NaNo critters (word war prizes for the 2015 season)

Prizes for the word wars at the write-ins I host (at Nichols Library in Naperville in November) are beginning to take shape. NaNo critters, books and tiny typewriters… [shashin type=”album” id=”2″ size=”small” crop=”n” columns=”max” caption=”y” order=”date” position=”center”] Not sure yet what I will do for the 18k challenge…  

Fall 2015 slate of preparatory workshops

It’s that time of year again. The time when millions of people around the world sit at their computers, or grab their pen and notepads, and write a novel during the month of November. The world wide phenomenon known as Nanowrimo is set to begin Sunday, November 1st. The question is, are you ready? For […]

Thank Goodness It’s Over – 2014

Saturday, December 6, 2014 was our annual Thank Goodness It’s Over (TGIO) pot-luck lunch party at the Naperville Municipal Center. We had around 55 people there. Festivities kicked off with a fun ice-breaker that Katherine created where participants tried to order themselves based on a 10-25 word excerpt they brought in from a favorite novel. […]

A fun kick-off! 2014-10-25

We had a fun kick-off this Saturday (2014-10-25) at the Naperville Municipal Center Lunch Room. Thanks to everyone who brought delicious food. Special thanks to Katherine (for organizing the event and running the ice breaker and keeping us on schedule), Barry (for all the behind the scenes stuff he does), Sabrina (for her help), Frank […]