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6:30 pm Lingo Story Room 121, Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Self-Publishing Fiction Prerecorded Webinar from Nanowrimo – at the library.
EDITING YOUR NOVEL
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 7-8 pm, Editing Your Novel You've written a novel, now learn how to edit your own writing, with professional writer and editor Morgan Chilson, owner of Exactly Write, Marvin Auditorium 101C, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 SW 10th Ave, Topeka KS 66604
READING FOR WRITERS book discussion group – Water for Elephants
6:30 pm Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at the Classic Bean at 21st and Fairlawn in Topeka – “Reading for Writers” book discussion for fiction writers to discuss Water for Elephants by Sarah Gruen, which has been praised for its plot.
READ THE COMMUNITY NOVEL - beginning in April, twenty Topeka authors will begin serializing the 2013 community novel project at http://www.tscpl.org/community-novel.
Upcoming events of interest to Topeka Writers:
Saturday, January 26, 2013, 1-3pm Community Novel Project Kickoff http://www.tscpl.org/community-novel and email Lissa at email@example.com to get involved. Marvin Auditorium 101B, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 SW 10th Ave, Topeka KS 66604
6:30 pm Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at the Classic Bean at 21st and Fairlawn in Topeka - Great Gatsby book discussion for fiction writers- http://tscpl.org/bigread/ be thinking about the book from your perspective as a fiction writer. Lots of books are available for checkout from the library Lissa at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 7-8 pm, Editing Your Novel You've written a novel, now learn how to edit your own writing. Professional writer and editor Morgan Chilson, owner of Exactly Write, will offer advice and tips for editing your novel and talk about the top manuscript mistakes and steps to overcome them. Morgan's presentations are practical, inspiring, honest and motivational. Marvin Auditorium 101C, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 SW 10th Ave, Topeka KS 66604
It's the final push! I've got 7000 words to go (and a plot to wrap up!)
We can do this thing!
Congratulations to all who are crossing the finish line already!
9 days and 15000 words to go---
Well, we all have 9 days to go, some of us have much more or much less than 15,000 words to go! :)
Whether you have lots of time off this Thanksgiving weekend, or are booked solid until Monday, think about your story when you aren't in actual conversation with coworkers, customers, family or our of town relatives...and write on your novel whenever you get a moment to yourself.
I give you permission to sneak your laptop into the bathroom, or pretend to need a nap but really just need to write, or mute the football game so you can concentrate, or ask your family to do the dishes to give you just a little more time....
We've reached the halfway point of the month, but don't panic if you haven't reached the halfway point in your word count. Tremendous things can happen in the last two weeks of November. I've seen it happen before. So strap yourself in, give your fingers a good stretch, and let your characters take over for awhile. You can do it!
We're in Week Two and still going strong! I'm so proud to see many new and veteran writers reaching and surpassing their word count goals.
Those of you who like to write 20,000 words in the last few days are already making me nervous, but I've seen you do it before and I know you can do it again. (My MC this year is a very anxious person and it's starting to get to me!)
Kickoff was AWESOME tonight with almost 50 people in attendance!
Thank you to everyone who made the effort to get out to the library --I love seeing our beautiful writerly faces all gathered together before we hide away behind the glow of our computer screens for the next month.
This is going to be a GREAT month of fiction writing. Bring on the zombies, or aliens, or dead bodies, or unexpected romances, or serial killers, or mutants, or scientifically improbably events, or horse drawn carriages or significant glances conveying great meaning or tornadoes or talking pigs or winning lottery tickets or castles or whatever this month holds in store for your novel. Because we are READY to WRITE. (Starting in 48 hours and 39 minutes...)
Writing begins in a little over a week.
Who can you convince to join us in writing 50000 words in 30 days this year?
Welcome to Topeka Nano 2012!
If you are returning, we missed you!
If you are new to our region - we can't wait to meet you!
If you use Facebook, join - Topeka Wrimos -- 50,000 words in 30 days http://www.facebook.com/groups/239437346079934/
Our kickoff is Monday October 29th at 7pm at the library - check out the calendar for all of our events!
And -- after the site relaunch in early October --- don't forget to INTRODUCE yourself, and get the conversation and excitement started here!
Meet your MLs
The Topeka Wrimos are an active and encouraging group! Whether you join us in person or online, we will share all of our tips and tricks for reaching 50,000 words. If you want to write a novel this November, we want you to succeed!