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First preparatory workshop notes and slides are available

We’ve posted the slides and notes from our first NaNoWriMo Preparatory Workshop in this season–Anna Gabrielli’s Worldbuilding and Character, which was a fascinating blend of useful tools/perspectives on worldbuilding and small group exercises to see how to do a top-down vs. bottom-up approach. I found the workshop quite useful for learning new ways to add […]

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: […]

Windy City RWA preparatory workshop

On October 14th, Catherine Brennan and I presented our second NaNoWriMo preparatory workshop of this season, NaNoWriMo in a Nutshell (link goes to the powerpoint slides), to the Windy City chapter of the Romance Writers of America. [shashin type=”photo” id=”180″ size=”medium” columns=”max” order=”user” position=”center”] It was a lively session–the members of the Windy City RWA […]

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 […]

Notes from the Oct 20 writer’s self assessment workshop

Author and psychologist Roger Lubeck led a group of twenty four writers October 20th through a writer’s self-assessment workshop to prepare folks for National Novel Writing Month. Roger, who is the Editor of the upcoming Journey short story anthology The Day Before The End of the World (to be published October 31, 2012), is by […]