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4 months ago
Today is Double Up Day! Double up your word count, double your donation and get a chance to win fabulous prizes. Double your fun!

Get full details at : http://nanowrimo.org/donation-day
4 months ago
RSVP for our plot planning party! It's October 23rd from 1:30-4:30 at the Stanley Milner Library! Special guests include local authors Marty Chan, Patrick Weekes, and Wayne Aurthurson.
about 1 year ago
RSVP here for the TGIO party on Friday!
about 1 year ago
A big congrats to everyone who created something new this month, and extra confetti for everyone who met their word count goal! We're excited to celebrate with all of you - the TGIO party will be Friday from 6:00-9:00pm, details coming very soon.
about 1 year ago
It's the final day! Have you validated your novel yet? Directions here if you're having trouble. Even if you haven't hit 50K - I hope this was an awesome wordy adventure, and that you've enjoyed creating something new. If you're still plugging away - you have almost 9 hours left to write! Keep on going!
about 1 year ago
Alert, alert! Toronto is beating us in our inter-region word war. Their average word count is 2100 greater than ours - aaaaaaah! If you haven't signed up to help us on our way to (hopeful) victory in this friendly competition - please post in this thread to add your word count to our standings!
about 1 year ago
Tomorrow is our last write-in of the season! Join us at Lois Hole from 12:30 to 5:30 for some solid writing time, we'd love to see you all. RSVP here!
about 1 year ago
Come out tonight to the Whitemud Crossing library and get your write on at the write-in! Details and RSVP here.
over 1 year ago
Tomorrow night - it's Denny's time! Breakfast for dinner, with a side of diner coffee and word sprints? It's gonna be a good time. We'll be at the West side Denny's from 6-10, and you can RSVP here!
over 1 year ago
Day 15! We are officially halfway through the month. Not quite halfway there on words? Join us at Sprucewood Library on Tuesday for our next write-in.
over 1 year ago
You all TOTALLY ROCKED the Overnighter. Thanks for making it such a fantastic night! Next up on the wordy-event docket: a write-in this Saturday at Variant Edition, a comic shop in the 124 Street area; you can RSVP here!
over 1 year ago
Tomorrow night is our Overnighter! Word sprints a-plenty, candy, and coffee await you - details and RSVP here. We so hope you can make it out, even just for the first few hours. The Overnighter is always an amazing (and productive) event.
over 1 year ago
Woodcroft was a great success - thanks for coming out to write in, all! Up next: Friday and Monday both have wrimo-led write-ins planned, see the calendar for details. And next Tuesday: the Overnighter (triumphant fanfare goes here). See details in the thread below - and we hope everyone has a great, wordy weekend.
over 1 year ago
Our next event is a write-in at the Woodcroft library - this Thursday at 5:30pm! See more details in the thread.
over 1 year ago
Coming up this weekend - A countdown to midnight in the Edmowrimos chatroom, followed by our First-Day Write-In at Milner library. Details in linked threads and below on the calendar; we can't wait to get started writing with you all!
over 1 year ago
Thanks so much to everyone who came out tonight! We had a blast and hope you did too. Now we want to see you again! Come out to Stanley Milner library on 01 November to kick-start your word count; details in the thread below.
over 1 year ago
Our first event of the season has been posted! Kickoff Party is on 23 October, 6pm. See the thread below for details and to RSVP; we can't wait to see you all.
over 1 year ago
26 days left to plan, to stock your freezer, to write fond notes to hand your loved ones when you're typing too madly to spend time together. The site has undergone its annual scrubbing and nail-clipping, leaving us with a freshly-washed forum to dabble in. Say hi below!
over 1 year ago
With the leaves beginning to descend, it's starting to feel a lot like NaNo season! Doctor_Teeth and I are excited to get together with everyone for another year of wordy goodness. Check out the Intros thread below, and stay tuned for this year's schedule of events.
about 2 years ago
We're so sad it's December, but we have one more event for you! Hooray! Join us for our Thank Goodness It's Over party on Saturday, December 6 at 6:15!
about 2 years ago
We can't believe there's only one more week to go. Join us for a second-last write in at Lois Hole on Wednesday, November 26!
over 2 years ago
This week's write-in is TOMORROW, November 20! Come write with us at Idylwylde Library. Need more events? Create one!
over 2 years ago
We have THREE events for you this week, ninjas! Come out and see us at Denny's West End (Monday), Metro Cinema (Wednesday), and/or Castle Downs Library (Thursday)!
over 2 years ago
Wednesday November 5 is our second write-in of the year! We'll be at Strathcona Library from 5:30-8:30!
over 2 years ago
And we're off! Happy November, ninjas!! Today is a great day to get a jump start on your word count :)
over 2 years ago
NaNo starts in approximately 36 hours! Will we see you at our First Day Write-In?
over 2 years ago
It's officially pre-NaNo season, Ninjas! We've got our Schedule of Events ready, and our super-awesome Kick Off Party is less than a week away!
over 2 years ago
EdmoWrimos, it's nearly time to start writing our novels! Right now we're eagerly awaiting the site wipe to get our forums hopping with all of our usual threads, so in the meantime, be sure to introduce yourself in the thread specially marked 2014!
about 3 years ago
We know there are some of you pushing right to the end. You can do it!!!
about 3 years ago
Just a few days left, Edmos! WE CAN DO IT!! Check out the google calendar for all the awesome events going on in the city to push you over the finish line, and especially check out Rosie's Bar & Grill Pub Write (18+) on Thursday and our Last Day Dash with hosts EPL's Writers in Residence on November 30!
about 3 years ago
We're flying into the last week of the month, and there are lots of words to be written!

Come join us at Jasper Place library from 10:30 to 17:30 on Saturday, and then at Idylwylde library on Monday.
over 3 years ago
The snow has come to stay in our fair city but there are still lots of NaNoWriMo activities this week! The Rose & Crown Pub Write is tonight from 8-11 (18+), and if you don't want to brave the roads tomorrow night we have a virtual write-in in the chatroom from 6-9.

On Thursday evening from 7-9 we have EPL Writer In Residence Omar Mouallem hosting a write in at the Castle Downs Branch, and Saturday there's a full day write-in at the Jasper Place branch from 10:30 to 5:30. Check back soon for threads!
over 3 years ago
We have another exciting batch of events for you! Week 2 is nearly over, which means we're out of the doldrums and we can get this ship sailing again!

-Strathcona Library, Saturday 1-4pm
-Rose & Crown Pub Write (18+), Monday 8-11pm
-Virtual Write-in in the chatroom, Tuesday 6-9pm
over 3 years ago
We have tons of opportunities to increase your word count this week!

- The EPL Regional Writer In Residence (Natasha Deen) is hosting a write-in at the St. Albert Public Library on Tuesday the 12th from 7-9pm.
- On Wednesday the 13th, methos77 and ChantalAngele2 will be hosting in the Whitemud Crossing Library program room from 5:30 to 8:30. RSVP here
- On Thursday the 14th, EPL Writer In Residence Omar Mouallem
will be hosting at the Lois Hole Branch from 7-8:30.
over 3 years ago
The word counts are soaring for Marathon/Donation Day (Nov 9th)! Next up: the Overnighter and the Whitemud Crossing Write-in.
over 3 years ago
Our next super-fun event for you is a Strathcona Library write-in Sunday at 1:30! Will we see you there despite all the snow we're supposed to get? (It's just not NaNo in Edmonton without a snowstorm for an event!)
over 3 years ago
In less than 24 hours we'll have our Plot Planning Party and Kickoff Party. RSVP in the thread and join us!
over 3 years ago
Welcome everyone! Please introduce yourself in the Welcome & Introductions thread and feel free to explore.

We look forward to another great NaNoWriMo season in Edmonton!
over 3 years ago
We're gearing up for NaNo season! Every second week or so we have a small group of writers plotting their 2013 novels or working to wrap up writing projects. Join us at the Downtown Denny's!
about 4 years ago
Our annual "Thank God It's Over" celebration of words written, things achieved, and family members not strangled is this Saturday, from 6:30 - 11:00 pm. Come join us in the festivities and revelry! Details and RSVP are here.
about 4 years ago
Victory is so close we can taste it! Come to the Millwoods Write in to add to your word count pile.

In the meantime, we recommend that you have a chair dance party when you reach a major goal to keep your energy and focus up.
over 4 years ago
Our (K)night of the Living Spec is tomorrow. We're really excited to give out the surprise goodies and see what happens at resurrection o'clock. See you there!
over 4 years ago
We have an epic weekend ahead of us! Firstly, the splinter event Weekend of Wars in the #edmontonwrimos chatroom is going strong from 6 pm Friday, Nov. 9 to Sunday, Nov. 11, just in time to head over to the Overnighter write-in at Denny's in the west end. There will also be a splinter write-in at Cha Island on Whyte Ave Saturday afternoon, 2-5 pm.

I expect those word counts to soar. We'll catch up to Calgary yet!
over 4 years ago
We’re off to a great start, wrimos! We’ve had our first write-in (online and in-person), we’ve had our first Adopt a Day winner, we’ve had a few brief ceremonies in our character graveyard, we’ve designed the ultimate battle standards, and we’ve each written between 1667 and 3335 words (or more!)
Our next event is at the Strathcona Library Write-in on Saturday the 3rd, followed by the Lois Hole Library Write-in on the 6th. See you there!
over 4 years ago
Only three days left until NaNo begins! We'll be counting down the minutes and flailing about with excitement at the NaNoEve Online Countdown in the chatroom then getting a few solid hours of writing under our belts at the First Day Write-in.
over 4 years ago
The Kickoff Party is coming up soon! Join us on October 27th in the afternoon for food, fun, games, and door prizes. Click for more information and RSVP.

Afterwards we're heading to the Edmonton Public Library's interactive screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Join us!
over 4 years ago
The countdown to NaNo continues! Our first official event of 2012 is this Saturday. We're excited to announce that author Thomas Wharton will be joining us to answer all of your burning questions about how to write a novel. Join us at the No Plot? No Problem!/Pre-November Plot Planning Party!
over 4 years ago
Welcome, everyone! Please stop in at our welcome thread and introduce yourself!

While you’re exploring the clean new forums and waiting impatiently (or trepidatiously) for NaNo to begin, please make sure to affiliate with Edmonton AND set Edmonton as your Home Region so that your words and donations count in our totals. Thanks!

To affiliate with Edmonton:
Go to My NaNoWriMo and click My Regions. On the Regions tab, locate Canada::Alberta::Edmonton, and click Join. Then click Join again. Follow the directions below to add Edmonton as your Home Region

To make Edmonton your home region:
On the Home Region tab, click the circle beside Canada::Alberta::Edmonton, and click the Set Home Region button.
over 4 years ago
Welcome, new wrimos! Welcome back, Edmowrimos!

As you can see, there have been a few changes already this year. Learan (Nikki) has resigned from the ML team and we have been joined by Paige Knorr. She comes to us with a wealth of skills, having spent four months as an intern at NaNo Headquarters (the Office of Letters and Light) last year. We're lucky to have Paige on the team.

Feel free to flex your writing fingers and add a line to our Continuous Story while you wait for NaNo to rev up for 2012!
over 4 years ago
Are you ready? Camp NaNoWriMo starts June 1 at 12:01!

Camp NaNoWriMo is like a mini-NaNo novel writing adventure during June or August (or both if you want to!) You still write 50,000 words, but it’s more campy. It's an entirely online adventure, so there are no MLs, counsellors or in-person meet ups. This means that you have the freedom to sneak out after dark to write and, unlike camp in real life, you don't get stuck with the bunk in the leaky corner with the squirrel!

You can sign up for Camp NaNoWriMo using your nanowrimo login. Instead of the massive message boards, there are small cabins of 6-8 wrimos where you can get to know your fellow writers a little more in depth and unlike real camp you have some influence over who is in your cabin, so you don't have to share with the kid who picks his nose and mysteriously smells like Cheetos all the time (unless you want to - we're not judging).
about 5 years ago
Welcome to the home of the Edmowrimo Literary Ninjas! Since you've stopped by, join in on our continuous story!
about 5 years ago
It's been an amazing month, thank you everyone! This Saturday, Dec 3 we'll celebrate the end of NaNoWriMo at the TGIO Party. In the meantime, tell us about your experience!
about 5 years ago
The official last minute write-ins are today! Join the in-person write-in at Milner Library (Downtown) to finish your novel or cheer on other winners as they finish theirs. Then join in the fun in the #edmontonwrimos chatroom as we race the clock in the final virtual write-inof NaNoWriMo 2011.
about 5 years ago
Have you hit 50,000 words? Validate your novel to get your pretty purple bar and winner goodies and then tell us about it !
about 5 years ago
Edmowrimos on a (Mind)bender* is this Saturday! If you're ready for a break come join us at West Ed for a bit of fun before getting back to writing. Details in the thread below.

*Mindbender Optional
about 5 years ago
The deadline to RSVP for the NaNoWriMo Writers Open Mic has been extended by a day and a half. Sign up if you want to read an excerpt!

Thursday, November 24th is Denny’s Day! We’ll be at three locations (Downtown, Calgary Trail and Sherwood Park) in the afternoon to boost our word counts and eat pancakes. Details and RSVP below.
about 5 years ago
RSVP for the NaNoWriMo Writers Open Mic by 9 am Wednesday, November 23rd. Show off your writing skills by signing up to read an excerpt. Details below.

Thursday, November 24th is Denny’s Day! We’ll be at three locations (Downtown, Calgary Trail and Sherwood Park) in the afternoon to boost our word counts and eat pancakes. Details and RSVP below.
over 5 years ago
Thursday, November 24th is Denny’s Day! We’ll be at three locations (Downtown, Calgary Trail and Sherwood Park) in the afternoon to boost our word counts and eat pancakes. Details and RSVP below.
over 5 years ago
Tuesday, November 15th is STAFF APPRECIATION DAY!

- Show the Office of Letters and Light staff some love on the forums. There are staff appreciation threads in Tech Help (http://new.nanowrimo.org/en/forums/tech-help-site-bug-reports/threads/36399) and the All Ages Coffee House (http://new.nanowrimo.org/en/forums/all-ages-coffee-house/threads/36398).

- Check out our staff appreciation video on our newly minted Edmowrimo YouTube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_qV7ZwjGaw&fmt=18

- Come out to our Official Write-in scheduled for Tuesday, November 15th at the Mill Woods Library from 5:00 to 8:30 pm to sign a thank you card to be delivered to the OLL staff on Friday.

- Send your own video of thanks on YouTube

- Tweet your love of @NaNoWriMo

- Leave a “Thanks!” Comment on their wall at: https://www.facebook.com/nanowrimo

- Show your appreciation of the OLL staff by donating on Donation Day, tomorrow (Wednesday, November 16th). If you’re enjoying your NaNo experience, make sure you donate here: https://store.lettersandlight.org/donations
over 5 years ago
Our next Official Write-in is scheduled for Tuesday, November 15th at the Mill Woods Library from 5:00 to 8:30 pm.. This event will be run in the program room by counsellors Absotively and methos77. Stop by to pick up your lanyard and catch up on your word count! There will be word wars a-plenty and if you win you could get to wear “The Helm of Baty”.

Monday, November 14th is National "Back Up Your Novel Again" Day! Make sure your words are safe.
Wednesday, November 16th is Donation Day. If you’re enjoying your NaNo experience and/or you want to see improvements, make sure you donate here: https://store.lettersandlight.org/donations

In the meantime, there are several scheduled events coming up:
Mon, Nov 14th Marty Chan is running a write-in from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Londonderry Library.
Tues, Nov 15th Marty will be writing at the Abbotsfield Branch from 6:00 -9:00 pm.
Wed, Nov 16th Marty has a write-in at Stanley A. Milner Library (Downtown) from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Join him!
over 5 years ago
Our next Official Write-in is scheduled for Thursday the 10th at Lois Hole Library from 5:00 to 8:30. This event will be run by counsellors .Doc and Talliana. Stop by to pick up your lanyard and catch up on your word count! In the meantime, there are several scheduled events coming up:

Nov 7th is National "Back Up Your Novel" Day! Make sure your words are safe. Marty Chan is also running a write-in from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at Stanley A. Milner library (downtown).

Tues, Nov 8th Marty will be writing at the Mill Woods Branch from 5:30 -8:30 pm.

Wed, Nov 9th Marty has a write-in at Idylwylde Branch from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Join him!
over 5 years ago
There's an official Write-In today at the Milner Library downtown (12:30 - 4:30). We'll be in the basement in the Edmonton Room and Chloe K. Evil, Eluna Nuv and methos77 will be motivating us towards victory!
over 5 years ago
Missed the first day write-in? Not to worry! Join Marty Chan on Wednesday, November 2nd from 4:30-8:30 pm at the Calder Branch (12522 - 132 Ave). You can also write with Marty on Thursday, November 3rd from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the Castledowns Branch (15379 Castle Downs Rd). For more information on Marty's events, check out the EPL website at www.epl.ca/nanowrimo
over 5 years ago
And we're off! A total of 50 wrimos joined our NaNoEve Countdown in the chatroom last night/this morning. Thanks to Chloe and Arnold for helping us get our word counts off to a great start!

Our Official First Day Write-in is today from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the program room of the Strathcona Library branch (8331-104 St). Join us to kick your word count into high gear!
over 5 years ago
A huge "thank you" to everyone who came out to the Kickoff. We had a great time!

Our next event will be the NaNoEve Online Countdown in the #Edmontonwrimos chatroom. You can see details about the event and how to get to the chatroom below. We'll (virtually) see you all (virtually) there on Oct 31st at 10 pm. Chloe and Arnold will be getting us all motivated to get a jump on our wordcount at the stroke of midnight. Join us!
over 5 years ago
Your first pep talk of the season awaits you in your NaNoMailbox. Check it out!

Details and R.S.V.P. for the kickoff party are here: http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/forums/canada-alberta-edmonton/threads/5675 You should come, it will be a good time!
over 5 years ago
Welcome to the home of the Edmowrimo Literary Ninjas! Please take a moment to introduce yourself in the "Welcome" thread and check out our google calendar to see the many writing and social events we’ve planned for you.

We're also lucky to be joined this year by EPL's Writer in Residence Marty Chan. Marty will be running write-ins at EPL branches all over the city this month. Check the links for Marty’s info and schedule.

Here’s to another delightful month of literary abandon!

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