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Notes Notes

8 months ago
If you reach 50K, make sure you paste in the text of your novel into the drop-down box under your word count total at the very top of your NaNoWriMo screen to validate your total. Otherwise you won't be counted as a winner!
8 months ago
I'm at Dragon's Lair for our final write-in at our home away from home. So if you need a partner in word-crime, come write with me! Dragon's Lair in the back room.

I'll take a dinner break in a couple of hours, but I'll be here through the bitter end. Closing up shop around 10pm and will continue through the late night hours online. We got this!
8 months ago
La Madeline is on TONIGHT!

Come get your write-on at our last Wednesday night @ La Madeline. Address is on the calendar.

Round Rock Writers Guild is at Star Coffee:
Wednesday, Nov 25 -- 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Monday, Nov 30 -- 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

See y'all there!

Nano! Nano!
8 months ago
Last Tuesday night @Cafe Express!!!

I'm behind, and will be playing catch-up with Sprinty sprint sprints! Come join me if you're behind, want to get more in, or just want to hang-out. This is a shut-up and sprint kinda night, so we'll take periodic breaks to shake out the hands, crack the necks, and "cry havoc unto this night'. yeah, there ya go, that's the ticket!!!

Seee y'all laters! Ciao!
8 months ago
Be sure to check out the TGIO RSVP thread below for information on the Thank Goodness It's Over party on Dec. 12th. In the thread you can RSVP, let us know if you'll be bringing anything for the potluck, and you can volunteer to read a little taste of your NaNo Novel!
8 months ago
I'm at Dragon's Lair for another couple of hours! Come on and get your Write On!

We're in the little gaming room at the back; a table all to oursleves, and it's quiet, OMG it's quiet for the DL.

Don't forget to check the clandear for upcoming write-ins and local Nano-Events. A couple of the highlights coming up:

Tuesday - Cafe Express - "Creating Tension: How to Write a Page Turner" with Carolyn Cohagan​. Tips from pro's, and your readers won't want to put the book down!

Black Ink Friday @Orange Coworking​ - Don't shop til you drop; Write On!

Nov 28 & 29th are ALL DAY LONG Write-ins @Dragon's Lair Austin​! 10am til closing!

Last Chace Write-Ins on Monday November 30th!!! Who wants to host?

Chime in and let us know.

Nano! Nano!
9 months ago
Before Dragon's Lair on Saturday mornings, there is a breakfast write-in. It starts at 7:30 and goes until right before the Dragon's Lair Write-in. It's at Egg & I, right across the street if anyone wants to join Accaliaa.
9 months ago
Dragon's Lair is ON this morning. They had a communications error on their part. I'm here... WRITING until 2pm. Come on by.

Msg me here or on Facebook if you need directions.

Write ON!
9 months ago
And we're off and writing. For those of you who couldn't make it out to Dragon's Lair this evening, never fear, we're back here in the morning @ 10am - 2pm.

The calendar will be updated as quickly as possible, so if you're planning on hosting any kind of write-in, please let us know.

We will see you all, I hope, at least once throughout the month. The more often, the better.

Have a great Nano!

Write On!

9 months ago
We've arrived! We here, and we're ready to Write! First off, a big ol' welcome back to all of our returning Austin Penguins! To our newly arrived Wrimo's - welcome to the madness. We're glad you're here!

I know you're just as excited about Nano as we are. We're excited about seeing you all this evening, and here's a short update for our Kick-off event @ Dragon's Lair, our home away from home in the ATX. We look forward to seeing your costumes, tasting your snacks, and hearing about you're ideas for this year Nano.

Tonight is gonna be awesome! Very easy schedule:

9:30pm: - Setup - please bring your extension cords & plug-strips or power up before arriving. Snacks will be set up in the small AFTER the presentation.

10pm - Kick-off is totally home-grown this year. "The Aftermath: What to do with the Words!". Here's our line-up for the Kick-off

Zachary Ricks - No intro needed - Our very own ZRicks!
Barbara Wright - She write's sci-fi/fantasy, and loves sparkly, shiny things, and is an avid collector.
John McLean - Traveler, adventure-seeker, and most importantly Writer! He's a bestselling author, globetrotter and hypnotist.
Laurie Leiker - Author, Corporate Trainer & Grandmother! We're excited to hear more about her writing life!
Kate Baray - Author of Urban & Paranormal Fantasy, we're looking forward to learning more about her and her writing experiences.

11pm - Potluck!! Don't forget our motto "You Bring it, You Take it" Any leftovers from your offering you MUST go home with you. Do not leave it for us

Midinight: Write-in - Follow NanoWordSprints on Twitter & Facebook for prompts and other fun overnight!

1am: Wrap-up & Clean-up. I love that I know y'all will stick around and help.

See you all tonight!!

Write-On!
10 months ago
Connect with us!

We have a Facebook group for AuNoWriMo:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/AuNoWriMo/

We also have a Twitter account you can follow:
https://twitter.com/aunowrimo

And finally, for those times when you can't easily access the forums, we have our calendar of events and write-ins (also available below) at https://atxpenguins.wordpress.com/
10 months ago
Two pre-NaNoWriMo events to get the creative juices flowing and get you ready for November!

Saturday Oct. 10th, 2-4 PM
Orange Coworking (2110 W Slaughter Ln #160, Austin, TX 78748)

Join us for an official NaNoWriMo prep panel to discuss how to (actually!) write a novel. We'll look at all elements of creating a novel. Topics might include how to come up with "a good idea"; plotting your novel in advance (or not!); the revision and editing process; and what to do with it when you're done.

Joining us at this event are four professionals who bring different angles to the discussion: Laurie Leiker, professional writer, editor and indie author; Natalia Sylvester, debut author and writing instructor; Jeff Printy, author and mad genius behind Write or Die!; and acclaimed author Skyler White.

This event is organized by Austin NaNoWriMo and graciously hosted by Orange Coworking. It is free and open to the public.


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Sunday, Oct. 18th, 5-7pm
Half Price Books (5555 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX)

As part of the Indie Publishing Austin meetup, NaNoWriMo veterans and Municipal Liaisons will be discussing how NaNoWriMo works, best practices/how to get the most out of it, and why they keep coming back for more.

Participating in the discussion will be NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaisons Lori Thomas and Jackie Dana, as well as indie authors Vidya Gopalakrishna, Abby Goldsmith, Adrian Hale, Aaron Gallagher, and Tina Anderson.

This event is free and open to the public, but Indie Publishing Austin requests that you join the meetup and RSVP to attend: http://www.meetup.com/Indie-Publishing-Austin/events/225092802/
over 1 year ago
#‎Wrimos‬! Do you need a boost?/ We're still at Dragon's Lair! Come join us for an afternoon/lunch-time ‪#‎writein‬. Come find us all the way in the back by the wall/vending machine. We have muffins still, plug strip, and power! I'll be here until 4pm. Sprinting all afternoon!!!!

Nanooo! Lori
over 1 year ago
Write-in calendar has been massively updated! Check it out.

Nanooo! Nanooo!
over 1 year ago
Hello Wrimo's! Well I had a great time at our kick-off, and from what y'all told me you did too.

A big, huge shout-out and thank you to Dragon's Lair for once again being amazing hosts. To Greg and his staff, we couldn't do this without them. We had over 50 ppl show up throughout the evening, and it was standing room only for Elizabeth's 'Author Talk Q&A'. The food was awesome, and you guys did a good job of cleaning up after yourselves. Zack & I really appreciate that.

I have to say "I love Elizabeth Moon!" She was fantastic, and you guys asked really excellent questions. Thank you, because it really kept the event moving smoothly.

A couple of quick items of note:

If you use twitter, please follow #Nanowordsprints to help you through the month.

If you use Facebook, please send your request to join the AunoWrimo Facebook Group.

It know it's early in the month, but we will once again be celebrating our triumphs with the TGIO party - a potluck followed by the 2nd Annual Haiku Geocaching Pubcrawl! More info to come.

Have a great writing weekend!

Nanooo! Nanooo!
Lori
almost 2 years ago
Welcome back, WriMos. We've just announced the guest for this year's Kick-Off Party, and we're locking down write-ins. November is just around the corner...

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Meet your MLs

jadana Winner!
  • Joined October 7, 2013
  • Role Municipal Liaison
  • Location Austin, TX
Accaliaa Winner!
  • Joined September 13, 2012
  • Role Municipal Liaison
  • Location Austin, TX

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