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8 months ago
We did it CK Wrimos! We made it through the National Novel Writing Month challenge. Now it's time to celebrate! Join us at the Chatham Public Library on Tuesday, December 6th, for our TGIO party. We'll be downstairs in the magazine/café area from 5-8 p.m. Bring a food dish to share.
8 months ago
Congratulations to everyone who participated in our word war with Hawkes Bay and East Coast this past weekend! Chatham-Kent was once again victorious, writing a total of 66,069 words over the course of 24 hours, for an average of 1654.81 words/writer.

Our collective weekend writing propelled us onto the Top 50 Regions map! As of Sunday morning, Chatham-Kent was ranked 25th in average words per writer worldwide! We may be a small region, but we are mighty! Keep up the great work everyone!
9 months ago
Our word war with Hawkes Bay and East Coast begins today at 6PM EST! Be sure to update your wordcount prior to 6PM and post your starting wordcount either on the Facebook event page or in the word war thread in our regional forum.
9 months ago
And we're off! Happy writing Chatham-Kent! See you at the Chatham library for our November 1st write-in, 5-8 p.m. in the boardroom.
10 months ago
While it’s true that NaNo is all about November, what you do with October sets you up for success.

October to a lot of Nano’ers is Prep Month. Where we get all of our ideas sprouting, our plots plotted, our research done, and our mental pencils sharpened.

Some things to keep in mind:

We now have a home on the web. It's at http://ckwrimos.wordpress.com

You have two MLs (Municipal Liaisons) in the Chatham Kent region. Danielle and Laura. We are here to help! You can contact us on the site regional forums, the Facebook group ckwrimos or by email ckwrimos@gmail.com

Remember to sign in and home yourself in the Canada::Ontario::Chatham-Kent group. If you have friends that are doing NaNo in other areas and don’t have a group of their own, they are more than welcome to house themselves with us!

On the subject of prep:

Visit the nanowrimo.org’s prep page. (also a good time to make sure you remember your login and check that you are homed in our area.) http://nanowrimo.org/nano-prep

There is a Pinterest board with links to articles and posts that are helpful in what to do when prepping for November and the 30 days of intense writing that’s coming closer every day. You can find it here: https://www.pinterest.com/dviolot/nanowrimo-prep/

Go to the NaNoWriMo.org site and make sure to update the Title, Synopsis and Cover for what you are working on this year. http://nanowrimo.org/dashboard

Happy Prep!
Danielle and Laura
Your Chatham-Kent NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaisons
10 months ago
NaNo prep season is upon us! Can you believe it?

For some, November may still seem like a distant dream. Others are already hard at work planning their NaNo projects. Others still are racing to finish up older projects, so we can clear our schedules to begin new work on November 1st. Wherever you are in your NaNo prep journey, please take a moment to say hello to your fellow CK Wrimos with a post in our 2016 Participant Introductions thread: http://nanowrimo.org/forums/canada-ontario-chatham-kent/threads/381911

Danielle (Escapes) and I, along with our region's wonderful Come Write In partner, the Chatham-Kent Public Library, have been working to put together a great line-up of events and writing resources for this year's novelling adventure.

New this year, we have a NaNoWriMo Information & Prep Night on October 19th. This event will cover all the basics of NaNoWriMo as well as look at some resources and ideas for preparing for the month ahead. Also new this year, our region will have a blog. Danielle is in the process of getting that set up right now. Watch for the link in the next few days.

See below for our full calendar of events planned thus far and be sure to check the forum here, our facebook group, or your NaNoMail regularly for updates on new events still to be added. You can also receive news of our local events via your regular email account by selecting the "Regional news from my local NaNoWriMo groups" option on your email preferences page here: http://nanowrimo.org/email_preferences
about 1 year ago
Looking for a summertime NaNoWriMo fix? The next session of "Camp NaNoWriMo" gets underway July 1st and allows you to set your own word count goal. See http://campnanowrimo.org/ for details.
over 1 year ago
We did it! National Novel Writing Month 2015 is over! However many words you wrote in November, come join us at the William Street Café on Thursday, December 3rd @ 7pm to celebrate your accomplishments and the return to (relative?) normalcy that December brings.
over 1 year ago
Halfway Hangout this Sunday, November 15th.
Come out and celebrate your achievements thus far.
RSVP here: http://nanowrimo.org/forums/canada-ontario-chatham-kent/threads/272026 or here: https://www.facebook.com/events/902306513156615/
over 1 year ago
We've teamed up with New Zealand :: Hawke's Bay and East Coast - http://nanowrimo.org/regions/new-zealand-hawke-s-bay-and-east-coast - for a little friendly Wrimo rivalry. Our word war challenge runs from 11PM Friday, Nov. 13 to 11PM Saturday, Nov. 14. Sign up at https://www.facebook.com/events/1479673025675267/
over 1 year ago
NaNoWriMo 2015 is underway!

Welcome to all the new people who are joining us today! Be sure to check out all the information and links below, especially our calendar. We have write-ins happening most days this month to help you boost your wordcount. All sessions are drop-in, so come out and join us whenever you can.

Collectively, our region has written over 81,000 words already. Way to go!
over 1 year ago
Happy Halloween! Are you ready for the night of tricks and treats!

Want to hear something scary? NaNo starts tomorrow!!! *flails around screaming in panic*

Take today to hydrate, maybe do a few finger stretches and get your NaNo plan in place. Myself, I always aim for about 2500 words a day, just to give myself a buffer for the inevitable day that something goes sideways and I can't sit at my keyboard for as long as I like.

Don't panic about your word count. You're attempting this and that's a terrific thing to do! Let the words flow, don't edit yourself and push your limits! C-K Wrimos are the best and we're behind you 100%.

You got this Wrimos! Good Luck!
over 1 year ago
Here is the link for the special NaNoWriMo 2015 Edition Scrivener free trial: http://www.literatureandlatte.com/nanowrimo.php

If you download the trial from this page, you can begin using it immediately and it will continue to function through to December 7th, no matter how often you use it. If you like the software and decide you'd like to purchase it, you will then be able to do so at a discounted rate (50% off if you win NaNo!)
over 1 year ago
I've updated the write-ins calendar to add some dates in Blenheim. Those of you in the (not-so-sunny these days) south of our region (or anyone else who wants to join us) can come out to write in the Blenheim branch of the Public Library on Saturday afternoons between noon and 4 pm. Look for us in the little meeting room (to the right of the main entrance, as you're coming into the library).
almost 2 years ago
NaNoWriMo 2015 is almost here!

We're kicking things off in Chatham-Kent this year with a Meet & Greet/Information Night on Monday, October 26th, from 6-8 p.m. at the Chatham branch of the Chatham-Kent Public Library.

Join us at the library to meet your fellow travellers in November's month-long novelling adventure, swap tall tales of NaNos past and discuss plans for this year's journey. We will be meeting in the magazine/café area at the front of the library.

Bring your friends! This event will be a great opportunity for people who are not yet sure what this NaNoWriMo business is all about to get some information and talk to veteran Wrimos with several years experience in the challenge. We will have calendars available with the Chatham-Kent Write-In schedule for November as well as a laptop with wifi for anyone who would like a walk-through of the NaNoWriMo website.

Hope to see you on the 26th!
almost 2 years ago
Greetings Chatham-Kent Wrimos! NaNoWriMo 2015 is just around the corner! Are you excited yet?

We've got two new Municipal Liaisons for Chatham-Kent this year, and we'll be organizing some great events for the region. If you'd like to receive news of regional happenings via email, be sure to select the "Regional News" option on your Account Settings page. (You can find your Account Settings on the "My NaNoWriMo" menu on the main navigation bar above.) We'll also be posting details of regional events in the regional forum here on this page and in the CK Wrimos Facebook group (see link on the right).

I look forward to writing with you all in the weeks ahead. In the meantime, please say hello in the "2015 Participants: Introduce Yourselves" thread in our forum below.

Calendar Calendar

Meet your MLs

Laura Rainbow Dragon Winner!
  • Joined October 2, 2007
  • Role Municipal Liaison
  • Location Ontario, Canada
Escapes Winner!
  • Joined November 1, 2010
  • Role Municipal Liaison
  • Location Unknown

About us

The Chatham-Kent Wrimos are a small but mighty crowd. In 2015 we had 23 active writers who cumulatively wrote over half a million words. Come novel with us in 2016!
35 novelists • 845,103 words written • 24,145 average wordcount • $0.00 donated

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